I was trading in gear at my local music store and had enough store credit to get a serious discount on some gear. I thought to myself "Oh I would love to get a cheap squire bass and mod the hell out of it" So I started trying all the affinity jazz and P basses but then I stumbled into the vintage modified and classic vibe section. WOW was I blown away. The bass boost circuit makes this bass so powerful and the the p-split pickups provide all the treble to make you a slap machine. I still plan on modding this bass because as expected the hardware was made on the cheap, and maybe upgrading the pickups. The feel of the neck and balance of this bass felt so similar to an american standard it blew me away. Thats what really sealed the deal for me. So if you get the chance to try this bass out you'll be pleasantly surprised.