I got this bass yesterday. I love a P pickup sound and i can't afford a Lull or Sadowsky P-5. This Fender was in great shape; it looked better than many "new" basses. It had a great B string and wonderful finger sound. The slap would decent also. I played it a long time at GC and asked about a trade, they gave me numbers so low that I made the deal. The problem is that I took the bass home and it has an annoying hum that seems to be mainly generated by the rear double J pickup, and is really bad when the treble is all the way up. It isn't so bad when I am actually touching the strings. I checked Harmony Central and at least two reviewers noted the same buzz. All I can say is dammit Fender! This is not a hard thing for a manufacturer to fix. The buzz should have been fixed in the prototype stage. The bass has great fit and finish and a great B. Fender is like my child, she will do several things right, and then mess up in way that lets me know she is still a toddler. Heck, I like Fender and want to give them a chance, why do they seemingly always find a way to screw up? I am debating whether or not to get my SR5 back. Music Man is rock solid, the string spacing may be tight but I'll be damned if a Stingray would ever buzz like that.