I picked the Maruszczyk bass up off Basschat as I had a hankering for something light and passive... boyo does it fit the bill!
You have to marvel at how 'M' can knock out basses of this good consistency and light weight. Little features like the easy string change bridge (which has adjustable saddles for string spacing), angled back headstock to alleviate the need for string trees, zero fret, well finished neck edges and frets... even daft things like the pup covers are well rounded over for comfort. Sounds sweet with just enough bite without being too hot.
The Fender P bass (Mexican) is with me as I had far too many cabs in the house (I had spare TC RS cabs incase I played anywhere that needed more than a pair of 210's... nowhere it seems) and a local guy was after some with this to swap.
It's a reasonable weight being sub 9lb and balances well. It needed fettling when I got it (we all have preferences) but it is set up with a nice low action now and plays really sweet with these La Bella low tension flats. Fit and finish isn't up there with the 'M' bass but it is half the value! The protruding saddle grub screws ALWAYS bugs me with 'F' basses but hey ho, it was good enough back in the 50's... 70 years of progress comes to nothing!