At last... after a 6 week waiting, my brand new Fender M.D. P-bass is here. Looks: It´s a great bass, not too heavy (never as heavy as mi ATK, of course) and feels very solid and well constructed, no finish flaws. The strings are a little high to my taste, nothing that a quick bridge (Badass II) adjust can´t solve. The frets look well finished (I´m not an expert so I can be wrong). It has that 51 classic body shape and p/g that makes you stand out visually. The only thing that looks cheap is the pickguard, maybe I´ll replace it in the future. Sound: I don´t have another fender P-bass to compare how it sounds, and my ATK is a very diferent animal in every way. But my ears don´t lie to me, it has that caracteristic P-bass sound that I was looking for. It begs you to play with a pick (remember Gn´R´s Duff Mckagan) to have all that nice atack and presence. I like it´s fingerstyle-sound too. Many people said that it has a nice slap sound... I have to agree with that, maybe is the Badass bridge.... talking about the Badass, one word: SUSTAIN. It rings for days (not like the ATK that rings for weeks), even unpluged you can hear that P-bass sound. Electronics: The Fender Custom Shop ´59 split pup sounds nice, and the simple (classic) volume and tone controls do their work fine. It has, although, a little hum when you get your hands of the strings, maybe is caused by a poor shielding work. I´ll have to inspect that soon. I have to admit that I was a little nervous buying a bass that wasn´t a classic model (like a MIA P-bass, J, Stingray, etc) AND most important, that I never played before... but it turn out to be everything that I wanted, and for the price ($660 including Miami-Caracas shipping) it´s a whole lotta bass. I can´t wait to play it tonite at my band´s rehersal and see my bandmates´ reaction and coments. After that, I´ll post my impresions about how it sounded with the band. Here are some crappy pics I took with my webcam. More and better pics coming soon!!!!!!!!!