Yesterday I was fortunate enough to try a mid 70s American P-bass. Im not quite sure of the exact year, but i know it was 70s. It had a new, i think active pickup, and such great tone! (maybe that was the ampeg svt classic and 2 4x10 cabs?) It had a drastically different feel than my Ibanez SR-400. I loved that meaty neck, it had a substantial feel.. I think im in love...... homer on: mmmmmm... P-bass...**... homer off.