Question for Squier lovers (all other move along...nothing to see here) I know on the surface this is an easy call, but read on! Been looking for an inexpensive fiver to add to the mix. I really like the Deluxe, except for the ebanol fingerboard. Love the wide neck and 19mm string spacing; the look, feel and capabilities have this bass at the top of my list. But, recently found an new, old stock Precision Special Five. I know the pickups were designed for a four string and the sound really was weak, but it has the wide neck I like and 19mm string spacing. BIG plus for me is the rosewood fingerboard. Store is overpriced at $300 (same as the Deluxe.) Appears to be well constructed. Metallic green with white pickguard. Kinda like the look. Has me dreaming about what the PS5 would look and sound like if it had G&L MFD humbuckers in it. Love my Tribute L2k in passive mode, but I just don't like the neck on the L2.5k...too thick. Haven't measured to see if those pickups would fit and I've never tried to stick pickups in that would require routing out space. So, what do you think? Not really a poll, just the options I've been considering. 1. Don't be an idiot--you can get used to the ebanol and the Deluxe is clearly the superior bass, and the mods you are thinking about are too expensive for what you'll end up with, or: 2. Sure, why not? MFD pickup mod is worth investigating and you'd have a unique, capable bass. 3. Wild card...keep looking for the TBC AP500M you've been eyeballing on-line.