Friends, I switched from lead and rhythm guitar to bass in 1988. I bought a brand new Peavey Fury bass and TNT 150 amp. I am still using them. As most musicians do, in the back of my mind I always dreamed of owning that "premium" instrument and still do. My Brother gave me a Squire P Bass and I was so excited to get to play it just to see what a P bass felt like. I still look forward to owning a real one sometime in the future but, take it from an old pro. This instrument is nice but it's not half the bass my Fury is. If you can't afford $600.00 or more for a premium Bass my advice is, snatch up every Peavey Fury you can find. Mine is American made and it is the made as well as any instrument I have ever played. I have owned Les Pauls, Teles, etc... It has precision and refinement that you can't find in any of these imported guitars. I have seen these Fury Guitars go for as little as $100.00! Peavey doesn't make the Fury any more so my advice is, snatch them up while you still can.