I played this bass today and it is simply fantastic. There is just so much right about this bass. The build and finish were perfect. The playability and tone just killed.
I make no secret of my preference for P-basses. This bass' tone sold me on the Nordy big singles immediately. The passive tone and particularly the neck pick up solo'ed was so full and beefy sounding, with a killer growl. It didn't lack any of the nuances of a p pick up that I'm such a fan of.
The active preamp is really cool too. It has really intuitive parameters; flat it sounds killer, maxxed it sounds killer. It just gives you more without ever sliding into too much boomy bass or too much brittle treble. The only other active pre that I liked as much that also was usable in it's full range was the 3 band pre on the F Basses.
I dug the zero fret too, it was my first time playing a lefty with a zero fret and I could definitely hear the effect it has on open notes. It made the whole note range really consistent.
Whoever gets this bass will be very happy. I love my Lakland, but this Regenerate made me an instant fan of Rod's basses.
I also got to try a very tasty p style bass with a darkstar, but I'll save gushing about that bass for another thread.