This is my first post so tell me if I'm doing something wrong! I have been planning on buying a new precision bass for quite some time now. Originally, I had planned on buying the Mexican made fender p bass due to the low price and good sound. Due to fender's sonic boom sale it's $530, very reasonable. Today, I went to my local music store and the guy there was selling a Tokai pbass. (I think they're called hard punchers) He said it was made in the 1970's, although he doesn't know the exact year. It had quite a few dings on it and look "used" to say the least. It was also missing tone/volume knobs. It had a BA bridge on it and original pick ups. He was asking $500 for it. It sounded really, really good. So I'm looking for some opinions! What do you think about tokais? How do they compare to MIM fender p basses? Which one should I buy? Do you think I could talk the guy with the Tokai down at all due to the aging? The tokai was golden and had a black pickguard. It looked really cool and very vintage. I went back in today. The tokai was the TPB-57 model. There was no sticker on the back.