I've had my Fender MIM P for about 3-4 months now. At first I loved it, but now I'm starting to loathe it. The reason, the E string is weak and twangy, no roundness. I know what you're saying, bad string. I just got done putting 4 old E's (2 round, 1 half, 1 flat) on my bass and seeing how they sounded acoustically. They ALL had the same qualities. Low end comparable to the A and some sort of wierd zingy harmonic/overtone thing going on and no roundness. One of the rounds I know I used for about a year, I know there was no zinginess on it. I DISTINCTLY remember playing the E acoustically on my past 3 basses, none of them had this problem. They all sounded just like you'd expect them to sound, a proper step up in depth and roundness from the A. The A, D, and G (TI Jazz flats) all sound great. Very smooth and round. I checked to see if they were any loose screws on the bass, they were none. The tuner was nice and tight. The nut's fine, the E's saddle is fine. There's maybe only a 10 degree angle on the E at the saddle. I actually got 2 replacement E's from Steve at the dudepit because I thought the strings were defective. Now it's looking like this might not be the case and I'm gonna have to write him a letter of apology and send him some cash. Is it possible it's the wood? The problem has been getting to me so much lately it's making me not want to practice.