I recently purchased a Fender P-Bass Deluxe. I own a Musicman, and a Warwick and I've always disliked Fenders, but wanted something really versatile and felt at some point I had to own a Fender. I have to say the workmanship doesn't come close to my other 2 basses, but the sound kinda makes up for it. I'm having a really rough time with the machine heads - adjusted them a few times, but these things just don't respond like my other basses (dropping to D and back at gig takes too much time). In the store I thought the bridge pickup nailed the Musicman sound - but no dice. It definately has a warmth though that I don't hear in either of the other basses - so I'm beginning to dig it, and after fiddling with the electronics and getting comfortable with it - it really can cover a lot of ground. It's light too. I'd really like hear other people's thoughts on this bass - and I'd appreciate any help with my head problem - the meachine heads that is... Thanks.