I finally found just what I had been looking for. I wanted either trans red or trans blue- so here it is! When it arrived it was dirty as heck with dead strings. I popped the strings off, cleaned it, put on some fresh strings, and gave it a thorough setup. Plays great and sounds KILLER! This is exactly the sound I had in my head. Now it comes out of my cab. These pickups have BITE! I played it side by side with my '81 L2000e, and while they are clearly related, they are quite different. As expected, the smaller aperture of the El Toro pickups gives it a more focused sound, for lack of a better word. I dig all three pickup selector positions. Neck is way more P like than the L2k, the bridge is much more J like (but this puppy barks!) and both pickups on sounds like that overused cliche- a Jazz bass on steroids. It really does, though. It shipped in a hard case that was covered, every square inch, in spray painted/stenciled hardcore punk logos, which was cool... but also some of the most incredibly vulgar profanity I've ever seen (and I am faaaaaaaar from innocent). I'm not talking swear words. I'm talking stuff that is truly nasty, so bad that I hid the case. Don't ask, I won't repeat it, and I won't post pics. I'm wondering what, if anything, I should say to the seller. I def need to replace the case. He said "it comes with a case". That much is true, but I'm pretty sure I'll have to take it out back and light it on fire (not literally). What would you do? Now for the pics!