So I have had my Lion's Pride P for about a month now, and it is awesome! Not that anybody would have expected otherwise. I feel very fortunate to have received the first bass from this new batch and a little guilty because I jumped a few people who had been waiting longer. Its just a whole lot of fun to play and I really dig the sound of all 4 positions even if I can't tell you exactly what the sound differences are doing. This is the bass for me and after intently listening to some of my favorite music recently, it totally pairs better with my preferences. This is the second bass I have ordered custom to my specs and this one was great success in comparison. The genesis of this bass was last March when I picked up a cheap Fender Highway One pbass and fell in love with the whole idea of the simplicity and general sound, which for some reason I had previously shunned. The main reason I didn't keep it was that I had really started getting into 5 strings. Pete had discussed the LP J concept with me over the previous months, but at that point it was really all about the 'J' idea. At some point right after I got the Highway One Pete/TomBowlus mentioned a 5 string 'P' concept with a switchable reversible 'P' pickup and I became interested. At this point, we hypothetically discussed body woods but no money had really been put down. We continued to discuss the 'P' concept until one day Pete calls me and tells me he has just glued up a body that he thinks would be great for me. It was primavera that he had bought and wanted to use for a one piece body. Unfortunately it wasn't quite wide enough so be put three flame maple center stripes with ebony veneers in between the two sides. Didn't know much about primavera, so I did a little research and it seemed to be something I would dig. When I went to the shop that weekend I saw the body and ended up giving him a deposit, even though I really hadn't been 100% sure I was even going to order anything. The rest of the specs just kind of evolve naturally after that. I asked Pete about a 12th fret inlay and he seemed to think it was a good idea, so he cut some extra inlays in case anybody else had the idea. I wanted to keep this bass fairly basic and classy, so I didn't splurge with the exception of the ebony board. I asked Pete for the most figured ebony board he had and he delivered. I asked him once on the phone about 4 months before the necks were glued up and he remembered even though it was more of a suggestion I made in passing. We talked about a variety of finishes, but in the end I thought the amber tint would work the best. Two things that strike me as interesting about this bass. First, it is the most resonant bass I have owned. After talking to Pete, he seems to think this is a combination of the body size and the Primavera body wood. This bass will ring all day long and so will all the other strings if you don't watch your muting technique Secondly, this is a very even sounding bass. Basically, until this point, almost every bass I have owned has heavily emphasized Mids (i.e. The Mahogany Skjold, Stingrays, Bongos, etc). This bass seems to my ears to be very neutral throughout the range. You would think a bass with an ebony board would have a brighter top end, but it seems as though the primavera, the ebony, and the electronics have combined to make for a bass that doesn't seem to emphasize any frequency. I have gone through some major personal changes over the last month and about the only two things I am sure about are my job and this bass. Anyways, I am really excited to see the rest of the batch roll out, if my bass is any indication, you will all be very pleased.