I know, I know. Its actually kind of pathetic. All you hardcore Fender heads can laugh .I deserve it. Ive been playing bass for 20 years & this is my first P-Bass. Ive had a MIJ Jazz since 1989 & its a great bass but this is my first Precision. I dunno why. Maybe I always wanted to be different, didnt want to conform? It coulda been the awful Mako P-bass copy that was my first bass. Im not sure. Ive always been a Rickenbacker guy (I have 3) & I also have a Gibson T-bird & a G&L ASAT, but the time just seemed right. Ive been playing with this singer-songwriter chick lately & the Jazz has been getting a workout, so the progression seemed natural. Its true every bass player should have a P in his arsenal. This thing sounds great. I got it off of eBay from the String Shoppe in Columbus OH (good guys BTW). Its NOS (a 2003 or 2004 as best I can tell); it had all of the case candy & even had the plastic still on the pickguard. Its a very groovy Inca Silver & I got it for a very good price. It has that S1 switching stuff, but in all honestly Ill probably have my luthier yank that out. So far Ive only played it at home through the B100R, but I have rehearsal tonight & tomorrow night with 2 very different bands & I cant wait to put it through the paces through the full rig. Plus, in this day & age of eq/knob overkill there is certainly something to be said for ONE volume & ONE tone knob! Thanks for indulging me this sad tale .