I'm in a Queen tribute band - we haven't been going that long so I've not considered gear authenticity much. I have a cheap 5 string bass with an Nordstrand NP5 pickup installed to get a good P sound. So far so good (note that 5 strings means I don't have to detune to play Fat Bottomed Girls...). Sooner or later, however, I feel I'll need to get an actual Fender , mostly to feel the part but also because It's Fun to Buy Stuff. I believe Deaky's main weapons were 2 x 1967 Precisions. So my questions are: Do 67 models have any notable features to differentiate them from others? I.e. why don't I see any 67 reissues, unlike 52s or 62s? Just how different can one year be to the next? Does it really matter what instruments tribute bands play? And if it does, would you as a punter be happiest seeing ANY P, a natural P, or an actual 67 etc? Please, no responses telling me what a dumb question this is as it's only the sound that matters. That's no fun at all.