Let me begin by saying that the physical playability of this little bass is phenomenal for someone like me. You see I have severe Rheumatoid Arthritis, Parkinsons and other physical issues that limit what I can play. I call my PJ "little" because when I put the bass down, I was playing a '72 Precision. I am 6' 2" and weigh 225lbs (for you in the UK that's 16 stone), and that P-bass made me look like Tal Wilkenfeld. Again I ramble and I apologize. When I discovered that the re-issue of the Mustang would be a PJ my expectations went through the roof. Here I would get what I was used to hearing, my fingers could turn the machine heads, and my left arm would not go numb and then asleep just prior to playing or practicing. It lived up to every one but what I was used to hearing and feeling. I agree with you whole heartedly that I should just turn it up to 6 and Then Play On, and count my lucky stars that a company had the foresight to produce this "little" wonder. But I feel I shouldn't have to compromise with a 500 watt head and a 4X12 speaker box if I can have something done to get back my small days of thunder. This is by way of explanation not excuses. It is what it is. So when I came across people modifying these I thought, instead of paying Fender three grand for a custom instrument why not look into a $200 upgrade and keep the physical playability. Please understand that this long disertation is in NO way personal and your point is very valid and we'll taken. It has not fallen on deaf ears. There are, nevermind that, I am sure you and everyone else is done with this book. I hope I have explained a little of my reasoning and desire. Thank you for your thoughts and input DMT, much appreciated. By the way. May I have a number please?