OK, so I'm just browsing the web seeing what's available as I'm after a new Precision. I check out the American Standards, look at the specs and then look at something like a 57 RI relic or whatever, which is easily more than TWICE the cash. Yet there are no extra knobs of course, and it largely looks the same. Yes, the pickups are sometimes different but these can be bought relatively cheap. I check out the specs and they aren't exactly a million miles away from each other so WHY the much higher price? And surely, as for the merits of a re-issue, well it's a NEW bass just like the Standard!!! I thought people sought the old ones partly due to the influence of the aging of the wood. So, what is the big secret with these Re-issues? The real advantages over a Standard. I'd love to know.