I realized the other day, after playing Jazz basses for 5+ years, that I really would like to have a P bass in the stable. It's all about that old-school thump. After walking into Guitar Center (Sam Ash had crap for Precisions), I came across a Highway 1 P in a very retro and good-looking Honey Blonde finish. I have to say I am VERY happy with the tone of this bass. It's gots gobs of punch and low end. I've never had a bass that sounded this good with all of the EQ flat. It goes with my SVT like peanut butter and jelly. After being used to the mellower, polite sounding J-Basses, hearing the P is like starting over for me. I really enjoy playing it. Went through band practice like a champ (think "Taking Back Thursday" hard rock), and got a complement from the guitarist on the finish. I can't wait to play it in church on Sunday, where it should mix well with the country-ish vibe our worship team has going. I also know our musical director will flip, as he loves Precisions. There have been some comment about the hardware in the other threads I have read; I see no current problem. Overall, the bass is very well constructed and plays like a dream. A quick tweak of the string height at the bridge, and I was playing free and easy. The bridge is a bit curious- it seems to have grooves in the saddles to allow different string spacing. This is something I haven't seen in a Fender bridge before. Budget-wise, I couldn't swing an American Standard at this point. What with being a college student and making car payments, etc., this was a perfect fit. It plays light-years beyond the Mexican P's I tried- and stood up with the American Standards. Overall, I'm very pleased with my purchase. I know a few people see the Highway 1's as a gimmick, but I feel confident that I just bought a very solid bass. So now I have a fretless Jazz Bass w/Bartolinis, an Essex Jazz w/ Fender 60's Custom Shop pickups, and a Highway 1 Precision. Now that I have my bases covered, I won't need any more equipment, right? ...right?