My church picked up one of these used from a guy who did not care for it. It's red with maple board. I liked the guy's sound with this bass better than other basses I have heard him with but he did not get along with it and moved on. So I volunteered to give it some TLC and see if I could dial it in. I did this with a 2000ish US 4-string P bass for them last year and that bass went from "bad" to a top favorite among many of the church's bass players. Funny how a good setup and right string selection can change people's mind. So I tried the bass. Typical complaint. B string not focused. I took off what I think were stainless DR Strings and put on a set of Carvin Stainless 40-100 with a 128 Taper B. This is one of my favorite B strings as it is a Labella make and very similar to the HRS. Unfortunately there was nothing major wrong with the setup that I could improve on. I did add a bit of relief the neck. But the bridge was setup almost perfect for medium lowish action and intonation. And the pickup height was fine. I took the B string thru bridge so I could get the taper on the bridge. It sounded horrible with no focus. It did not sound like a continuation of the other 4 strings. I then went thru body which placed more string (less taper) on the saddle and it improved. I was surprised by this. But it still is not great. Does anyone has a good experience with the B String on these Fender P5s. It's not horrible but it does not seem great. I also wonder if I would hear improvement on the other 4 strings going thru body. I doubt as the E thru G sound very good.