Got a pretty nice P-bass copy in trade from a bandmate last week. It needed some work (new jack, tightening of neck screws, knobs, half-rounds) but I played it on the Saturday gig and it did the job. The thick maple neck was a very different feel for this Jazz Bass player of 20+ years. He claims it is a very early ESP bass but it is hard to tell. The back plate was replaced so no evidence there. It has a lot of brass "gold-plated" fittings (keys, tension guide, bridge.) The electronics are standard grade Asian-made below average for 80s P-Bass copies. (It's getting a new wiring harness and a replacement pup ASAP.) Body appears to be ash, two tone sunburst, very thick finish, gold anodized pickguard copy. The neck (aside from the tele-style headstock) is unusual in that the fingerboard extends out over the truss rod opening. At this point I need pix. I'll try and get 'em tonight if the digital camera will cooperate.