I guess a first thread warrants a (very) short intro. Long time lurker, currently living in japan, own a g&l l-1000, and a fender japan vintage jb75F/BD. I was recently trying to quell my desire for a p-j bass on THE Japan site for used/new instruments (digimart.net). It is evil, so very evil, but in a good way. here is what i came across. essentially its a new release from tokai ash body maple neck, satin finish rosewood fretboard 41mm width@ nut the basses are also offered in a translucent purple or red. tokai japan website just curious to see what my fellow talkbassers think about this bass. It seems not to be a japan only series, but the lack of sellers in japan tells me they might not last long. If by any chance someone has played one of these, please tell me your impressions of feel and sound. Im gasing for the blue as its about 200$ cheaper used and i love trans blue. However, I think the trans black or purple would be an amazing contrast to my already trans blue l-1000. Out of curiosity what colour would you choose? also tokai offers the hpb70, with more plain colors, alder body, silver hardware, and non matching headstock.