Forgive me as I still can't navigate this site very well - but its getting there! A couple of days ago I posted asking some basic Fender questions and the response was GREAT! Many thanks to all who responded. I learned a lot. Things have greatly changed in the 30+ years since I last gigged. To summarize, I was asking about P Bass quality based upon year and place of manufacture. I spent this weekend hitting the local stores and am now more comfortable with the newer and lighter Fender gear. (Lesson #1 - Heft does not equal quality!). Sweetwater and Sam Ash both show the Dee Dee Ramone model and I love it's looks. I can't find a local store that has one but from what I can tell, it has all the features I find appealing and comfortable. I really want an Artic White with Maple fingerboard and the price seems reasonable for a guy no longer playing professionally. Have any of you guys out there played one or have one? What are the negatives if any? ( Remember I'm currently playing and loving an early 1980's Japanese Squier P Bass, so that's my reference point.) Once again Thanks for all the imput!