Played the one that they had at Eldery through an old Ampeg flip top 12 combo. Summary: Best Fender made today? Best PJ bass made period. First off, the construction was better than any Fender I have ever seen. The pots felt solid, which has been something of a problem with recent Fenders, and the neck joint was beyond solid. I sat for a minute wondering how they got the neck in there in the first place, it was that tight. Finish was great and the burst was much more subdued that some of the other Fenders I've seen lately. Nice. Unplugged, it was very quiet. THis was a little disconcerting to me, but I was soon to be proved wrong. Whoa! Plugged in this thing just kills. The best PJ I have ever played/heard. I would definitely buy one and have a fretted neck for it also. THere are so many tones to be had here... The P tones are true P. The J tones are true J and Fender used a true single coil so there is hum. THe 3 postiion selector is the key, I think. Instead of 2 volumes, or a blend, the selector really lets the bass speak with two the voices we know and love so well. In the center position, there was a little hum. This was defintiely the Tony Franklin setting. Great fretless tones to be had. The ebony fretboard was well planed, no high spots that I could find. The D tuner was a nice touch as well. Now, I have really kind of abandoned fretless, and while I was playing I couldn't help but imagine the bass with a maple (fretted) board. I can see this as the prefect classic rock gig machine.