Im really stoked about this new Fender model! Its got such a killer look and vibe, and if it sounds anything like the other P-J Fenders Ive tried, It should kick serious butt. For a while now Ive been thinking my G&L's weight is keeping my energy level down at shows. It's slim countoured basswood body should definetly take care of that. On top of that, I feel like the low B is a crutch, and that taking it away (especially with my band that plays in dropped D tunning) will force me to try other techniques and patterns that will keep my lines more interesting. I think having to travel higher up on the neck to reach notes since I dont tune down to D will keep me on my toes. I already do this most of the time, but I think I could do this more often, and last resort, just get a hipshot D-tuner. Ive tried a few J's, and even though they have alot of vibe, and are good for alot of different types of sounds, Im not sure they cut it for me. Not enough beef! I guess this my way of saying good bye to any major J bass purcheses. Bye Lakland JO5! Bye G&L JB-2! So who else has been gassin for one of these?! Has anyone thats been to NAMM played one? How would you compare alder and basswood tonaly? Peace Nick PS: Sorry for the length of the post.