Ok here is the readers digest story. After buying and selling many cheap to mid range basses, I have finally realized that I am 100% a P guy. I purchased a used classic 50's MIM honey blonde that I love and cherish. After that I picked up a used MIM standard P as my beater take anywhere workhorse. Now regularly jamming with a band I am finding the MIM standard to be easier to play as I have small fingers and the string spacing is closer (I am aware of the 1.75 vs 1.63 nut widths) So as much as I love the classic 50's I am starting to look at a Fender American Standard that I am going to check out on Thursday. I will most certainly have to sell one of them to make the deal? Anyone with experience in both ? Which would you go for and why?