I'm ordering a new painted body from Warmoth for my maple necked '87 American Precision. The body is alder right now but it's really beat up, but surprisingly the neck is in great shape. I'm wondering how a hard maple body would sound with the p-bass pickup configuration. I'm thinking it might sound similar to a Rickenbacker. Also I was listening to the Fly By Night album by Rush this weekend and while everyone says Geddy played a Rickenbacker for the recording of that album, it sounds like a P-bass to me. I dunno though.