I just played an MIM P bass and an MIM Jazz today and I have to say, every once in a while, you find one that just sings. Plays like butter, sounds smooth. I would say both of the basses I played today were MIA quality. I remember just a few months ago I played an MIM Jazz that easily beat any MIA I've ever played. I've played my fair share of duds, but MIM Fenders can really be great.