Over last weekend I went to my local SamAsh to get another set of strings for my 5 string Yamaha.(the highbeams I put on a month and ahalf ago dropped dead, but this is another story for the string thread) Anyway, hanging on the wall I spied that new Sting P-bass; it's a pretty good looking copy of his '53 P-bass that Fender just came out with as a limited run. I tried it, and I liked it. Since it's a copy of a '53 P-bass, it's got that straight, short single coil pickup a little closer to the neck than a regular P-bass. My question is: does anyone know if this axe sounds close to the real McCoy? An old friend of mine had a Pre-CBS '65 that sounded unbelievable, and while this Sting bass sounds good, I've never played an early 50s P-bass, so I don't have anything to judge it against. I was thinking of getting one cause I'm going through this retro phase. Mike J.