I've been considering purchasing either of these two models from the early 1980s. I actually tried out a 1983 Elite (the one with the 2 P pickups) and really wasn't impressed with the sound. I thought it sounded pretty thin considering its active preamp and extra pickup. I haven't tried out a Precision Special yet and would like to hear some comments on the sound of these basses. I know they have a passive/active selector switch which sounds very appealing (the Elite is active only). It looks like these two models are selling for about the same price in the used market.