After months of waiting and saving, I finally have a Super P. It's pretty FREAKIN great! Got it the other morning, and played a gig with it last night. The factory strings are ok; they are very modern and snappy sounding...but fairly imbalanced, though. I restrung it this morning with a 5 string set of GHS Precision flats and set the intonation. With flats this thing sounds about as quintessential Pbass as you can sound, but with a GREAT sound and balance across all strings. I'm happy with it. But guess what? It does have the m*therf***ing dreaded dead spot on the C# on the G string. It's not the worst dead spot I've ever heard, but it is unquestionably there. It's upsetting for several reasons, however, I do understand why dead spots are inherent with the bolt on neck instrument design. So I try not to obsess over it, and just enjoy the privilege of owning such a great instrument. I have a few more gigs to play this weekend, and I'll update as I learn more about how this bass responds in the gig environment.