Ok, so it started yesterday. I had a BC Rich Warlock that I was planning on selling for $135. I found someone at my school who wanted to buy it, and pay me later. The Warlock was my only bass, since my Squier died to a bad truss rod. It didn't matter since I had finally saved enough for a Fender Precision. So, today I brought the bass to school. He said he talked it over with his parents, and was in too much financial trouble to afford it. I just gave it to him for free, since he really wanted a bass. So today, I go to Guitar Center. I have a 10 percent off coupon, so the typical $500 dollar tag would be $450. Then, throw in straplocks, $470, plus tax. At 5% tax in Massachusetts, it would have been $493.50. I had brought $500. Now, here comes the deal of a lifetime. I find a MIM Fender P-Bass. It is the '08 model, instead of the '09, so it is on clearance at $330. The coupon brings the price to just under $300 (Just for reference, a Squier Vintage Modified Series P-Bass costs $300, so my Fender cost me as much as a Squier). After $100 for a hardshell case I didn't know I could afford, and $20 for Dunlop Straplocks, the total is $420 plus tax, or $441 total. Here comes the best part. As everyone knows, the electronics in MIM instruments are questionable. The quality is inconsistant, so hums and weak pickups aren't uncommon. I finally get home, and plug in my bass. The pickups are almost as strong as active pickups, and there is absolutely no hum. The electronics areabsolutely PERFECT. Best day ever.