An unfortunate situation, but one that will be able to be resolved. Wondering what your thoughts are. My first bass ever, was an early 90's Mexican P Bass. I loved it. I learned so much on it. Went to the studio with it. I played many types of music on it. I became a bass player with this instrument. I put it aside over the years but I always had it there, and it always sounded good. A few years back, a good friend of mine, a great guitarist, had some work to do on bass. I had no problem letting him hold onto and use the bass. I saw it at his house, at a recording session.. knew where it was and knew it was in good hands. In the last two years, this friend has moved a couple of times, and left the city where I live. I had been thinking of the P sound, and recently have been wanting a 5 string P. I contacted my friend, and had trouble getting in touch. The other day he called me. He can't find it. Lost in the move/over the years.. He wants to fix the situation, as he feels bad. It's a nice gesture. However, it is tough to replace a sentimental relic. So, do you think it's cool to ask for a bass that has a bit nicer value than a new mexican p bass? Say an American Deluxe Precision V? Or is it only right to have a mim p bass replaced with a mim p bass? Thanks for your input..