Just out of curiosity, who prefers vintage basses (for the sake of defining "vintage" we'll say pre-1980) to new basses? Whether some people just like the feel of older, dried wood and lacquer, and the generally "woodier" tone of older instruments, or whether the newer technology actually makes for a better bass. I dig the old stuff. My '65 Jazz is my main recording bass, and I occasionally play it out, but my main gig bass is my G&L L2000. It's tough as nails and it rocks and cuts through great.