Basically looking for some opinions. Sorry if this is one of those broad/redundant/only-you-can-make-that-decision type of threads lol. I've got two American Standard Fender Precisions. Well, one is a 2004 so technically, it's an 'American Series'. Whatever. The other one is a 2012, bought it this past December ('12). Olympic white/tort/rosewood. Great bass. 'Custom Shop' 60s pickup, yadda yadda. When I bought it, I was kind of debating between it, and ordering an AVRI Precision, also in Olympic White. I decided on the AmStd, even though I already have one.. but ever since then, I've been gassing on and off for the reissue. The '04 is a keeper, but the '12 might be on the chopping block. So here's the scenario. My local Long and McQuade doesn't stock any AVRI's - so I can't play one before ordering. But worst case scenario, I can just make a down payment and order one and then decide what I think of it. I want some help getting swayed one way or another. I dig the smaller fingerboard radius on the AVRI, vintage styling, etc. I've got one of those 'original P-bass pickups in another modded Fender, and I love it. To be totally honest, the only thing I'm on the fence about at this point with the AVRI are the smaller 'vintage' frets. Sounds novice, but it makes me wonder how it might effect my playing style. Can I pluck/pick as hard and play as aggressive, etc etc? And aside from frets, are these things built as bullet-proof as the American Standards? I'm not talking regular wear and tear, finish scratches and nicks and bumps are normal. In fact, I'd expect it even more with a nitrocellulose finish. I just mean, can they take a pounding night after night and keeping coming back strong? This will be a bass that's gigged regularly. I never abuse my basses, but I play hard sometimes. If I decide to go for it, I'll have to hope there are some '62s still available, because I want Olympic White and it doesn't look like they're offering the current '63 in that color. I'd love to get some opinions from folks who have got both basses to basically convince me why I need to get the AVRI. Guess I'm looking for reassurance? lol.