Well, I just came across another potential great deal on a vintage P bass. $450 for a 1974 in what appears to be decent condition: 1974 Fender Precision Bass The seller says he's owned it for ages, with the intent of one day "restoring" it. But he's realized he'll never get around to it. He claims everything is original. If the neck is ok this could be a STEAL. He's got one guy coming to look at it tomorrow. I'm 2nd in line. Wish me luck!