So on my hands i've got this weird bass that ive had for a few years, my friend's dad bought this thing back in the mid 70's but thats pretty much all i know about its past. its appears to be a P bass with a Jazz bass decal on it, no date stamped on the butt of the neck, no date on the pots, and the body is routed for a single pickup+electronics. the back neckplate says "made in japan". it came originally with a pickup cover and thumb rest above the pickup which ive removed. ive had it for about 4 years and the thing plays like a dream. heres some pictures: my first guess was it was an aria with a fender decal but after looking at the arias, theres a few things that differ (nut height, distance from headstock, type of pickup) that say otherwise.