So I've had this bass for 3 days now. I've not gotten a chance to use it in a band setting, since we won't be practicing till the other guitar player comes back from vacation, so I'll just point out a few things. First the workmanship. It's MIM. This bass is light. Lighter than I thought it would be. It's a slab ash body with the exception of the arm contour. The paint job is flawless. The finish on the neck is smooth satin. No skunk stripe. The truss rod adjustment is at the base of the neck. The tuners are open geared vintage stamped Fenders. The frets are finished well. No overhang to snag your fingers on. They are also pressed all the way down. There are no gaps between the rosewood and the bottom of the frets. My only gripes are the pickguard is warped at the upper horn and cable is very hard to put in and remove from the jack. Playability: The nut is a tad bit narrower than the nut on my crappy Squire P Bass. This neck feels like Jazz neck to me, even though Fender calls it a 'large C shape.' Having said that, the neck is rather fast. Soundwise, it's definitely a P Bass, but the highs seem to be a little clear. The pickups are vintage '59's. Having never played a '59 P Bass, I can't comment on what it sounds like compared to a US P Bass. There is thump, but where this bass really shines is in the upper registers. I guess if you play high more than "normal" whatever that means, this bass might be for you. Like I said, I've not tested in a band setting, but soloed with my normal settings, the bass exhibited shimmering mids and glassy highs with good but somewhat indistinct lows. Now some pix. Excuse the crummy lighting.