Hello everyone, i own some Js and was looking around for my first P bass as a second backup and why not also a usable decent tone, for cheap. I speak for really low budget, under 150 range, i am a patient man, always waiting for bargains, usually finding old stuff from trash, repair and reuse. From electronics to instruments. We use old 50s-70s stuff, Teiscos, Hofners, combo organs, tube circuitry, tapes and so. (made this intro to justify my like to Musima below ) So far, i have found : - SX VTG series "custom handmade" sunburst P bass for 150$. It's new NOS unsold item from a local shop retirement, intact with its label on neck. - Musima Action Bass, precision. East Germany late 80s in pretty good condition for.. 60$. - Or wait for a Squier P affinity or stndrd (early, not PJ) ? From those three,in which one should i really change pups? I usually find old instrument's irons pretty decent to my taste and never replace them. Specially in old guitars. Bad thing is i cannot test play none of them. The ideal would be a squier p with Fender original P pups, but this would add a bit to total cost. Say i could find finally a squier for 120-140 plus 80 thats a 200 plus. Are those SXs models pups sound good? Mostly care about sound tone, i am not so much a "tonewood" guy.