Just had a look on Ebay and I noticed a lot of older Fender basses for sale. Even the "not so sought after" years are now quite pricey. I have had older Fenders and now, one of the basses I play is a "Fender style" bass made by Devon. I've also played Sadowsky's and Lull's and for the life of me, I don't understand what all the fuss is over the older Fender basses. A new Lull, or Devon, or Sadowsky plays like butter, the electronics are state of the art, the craftsmanship is awesome, yet some people swear their old Fender bass just kills. Sorry, but I can't help think that the new basses made by current luthiers are better players, and in the end, a better buy. When I see an older Fender bass for sale, I make a point of picking it up and playing it. Maybe I just haven't found that "one in a thousand" Fender bass that everyone says their old Fender bass is. Ya, having something vintage is cool, and I know there's tons of members on here that love their older Fenders and swear by them. Call me dense, but I just don't get it.