Those of you following the Bass Meme thread will know that today is my wife’s birthday. It’s also the day my new bass arrived, oops! So apart from upstaging my wife’s presents it’s been a great day here. I’ve only checked it over and tuned her up but I think that this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. She’s light (8lbs 6oz according to the bathroom scales) which is what I expected as they all seem to be around this weight according to other reviews. She’s well put together in salmon pink and tort with the 60s style ridged saddles on the bridge and flat top knobs. If you’ve got Geddy’s BBBB book, page 39 has an original for comparison. The neck feels very similar to my Ibanez, which is a good thing. Not quite as narrow at the nut as a Jazz but shallow around, making it fast to play. Also has an Ebony board, which is an added bonus as far as I’m concerned. The pickups sound rich and warm and it’s well setup already. Nice touch - it comes with a note to say that Bruce is signing copies of his book and one will be forwarded on to me once they get them. It also came in a fairly decent gig bag. I’m not saying it’s as good as an American P but it’s one third the price! I am saying that after a year of looking, it’s better for what I want than any of the MIMs I tried. Weight and neck are a big factor in that and obviously all the MIMs I played came in heavier. But also the pickups sound much fuller in the Profile. I doubt I’ll change them. Negatives: the finish on the neck is a bit rough in a couple of spots. I can’t see it but I can feel it. A quick run with scotch pad will sort that out. The tuners are probably the weakest link in the hardware. I may also change out the nut as it doesn’t look like it’s been cut that well. These are things I would probably do anyway as I prefer the Hipshot Ultralites. Anyway, for under £500 I’m happy as Larry!