Although I bought a couple of decent guitars this year, the best instrument I bought this year was a bass. I was a full time bassplayer years ago and played mostly Fender Jazz Basses, modified Fender Musicmasters and even had a Bass VI for awhile. I never owned or wanted to own a Precision. I found a 1982 MIJ SQ Squier Precision in a local pawn shop that had some honest wear on it. It had a sunburst sen ash body and was much lighter than my current Jazz basses. And dispite the modest quality electronics it sounded great. So I swapped my #2 bass, a MIM Fender Jazz bass, for it. It is nice to have that classic Precision "thump"