Ok, TBers, i have a vision of all of us bass lovers using our collective voice to alter the future of bass playing forever! Let's band together and aim that voice at fender and their '51 P bass. I'm sure i speak for a lot of you when i say, I love the old 51 RI, but it's time for a new sheriff in town. Here's what I'm proposing: Make an american P bass based on the look of the '51 RI,Keep the neck and head stock the same, offer maple or rosewood fretboard, upgrade the tuners, contour the body, and give it a P/J pickup configuration with perhaps active/passive electronics with a three band eq. Offer it in about five different colors and set the MSRP around $1600. You could pick em up on ebay for $800. So, what do you guys think? Let's get 10,000 responses on here and notify fender that the bass players of the world have spoken! i know what you're thinking. You think this is just a scheme to get fender to make my own signature bass for me and offer it at a reasonable price. Well, maybe so, but the world will benifit with me. If this doesnt work, i'll have to buy a schecter body and put on fender parts, and i really dont want to do that. Let your voice be heard. Let's make HISTORY!