I’ve had a cheapie J for years now (originally built in the £100 challenge in days past). It’s nice enough for 100 quid but hardly inspiring.
In my ever approaching middle age I’m really fancying a proper P bass and happy to spend a bit to get something decent. I’m not looking to emulate Billy Sheehan - more Motown, classic rock, alt/indie type of thing.
I’m a big fan of nitro finishes and rosewood fretboards but otherwise not super bothered on other specs mainly because I don’t know what I want other than single pickup passive and ideally not super-vintage frets. The Nate Mendel sig appeals but I’m not a massive fan of the colour.
I’m potentially up for anything sub-custom shop level, but wondering if better to grab a Squier CV to get used to the “P thing” then upgrade in a year or so. And then there’s the other bit of me that thinks “fuck it, buy a Rick”...