Played my first gig tonight with my new 2012 American Standard Precision V. Man I loved it it. Big sound. Plenty of bottom and every note cut through the the mix nice and clear, but not over bearing. You not only could hear the bass, but you could feel it as well. Had several people compliment me on it's looks, Candy Cola with a maple neck. I also changed the white pg out with a white pearl. The sound man loved it as well as all the guys in the band. I've played active Jazz 5 strings for over 20 years. Glad I'm back with a passive p-bass now.