Well thanks to metalguitarist.org advice I found a white, made in Japan bass with pj pickups made in 2000.
Paid 260 US dollars.
Will post pics later.
Passed on a sr800 that needed new pots.
Passed on a new sr800 for 540 us dollars..... The Amber wood grain was super sexy but not worth paying double.
Passed on a modern sr500 with Bart pickups as the owner wanted 440
Neck was very comfortable. Not sure how many frets it has but feels like there are a lot. Will have to count.
Solid choice! Post pics, and then slap that shit. Or vice versa.