Hi, my friend asked my to check out an axe for him. an `83 Fender Precision Elite something... I REALLY don`t know what to think about it. The fit&finish is as good as it gets - perfect fretwork, GREAT, GREAT, GREAT neck, good balcance etc. The tone also seemed really nice, but... There was something about this bass I didn`t like. The problem is I don`t know WHAT it was. The confusing preamp controls didn`t help - I was able to get a pretty wide array of different tones of it, but some of them were really not my cup of tea and I don`t really understand how the controls work. What`s the general opinion on those basses? Is 1,400 $ a good price for one (this is europe, remember - our prices a quite a bit higer than in us)?