Recently posted to some older threads.., however; Any information on the Profile Black Magic series of basses ( circa 1982 ) or Strats would be welcome. I continue to search for these basses as I have two and one of them, my baby of 25 years outdoes my Fender P-Basses across the board, especially for an urgent hot signal and ease of playing. Straight through the desk for recording and live without the need for compression or gating. I'd love to aquire another. The Strats of the era have a reputation and I'd like to explore that too! Anyway.., thoughts? I'll expand on these and other 'Fender' types. I recently did up a lefty Hondo 2 for a lefty mate. Our Japanese friends were doing amazing things back in the day. Urgent signals like early Geddy Lee and Jacques from Stranglers continue to impress me, I wont mention Entwhistle, except his technician said it was all in the outboard??!! Oh well. A guitar wanker is one thing, but a bass wanker is four strings. Hope to continue the discussion. Soz (Byron Bay NSW, Australia).