Oh the flaws in each one I should mention
MIA: scratchy pots...definitely audible if I play a note and turn the knobs at the same time. Fixable I guess. D string is very very quiet compared to the other strings and I've done my best to raise the pups or lower the action. Still quiet. Won't use my Tech21 if I go with the precision because it roars like a beast without any silly effects.
MIM: Neck is a bit uncomfortable after the 12th fret because of a possible truss rod problem that I tried to fix but to no avail. I like have a good bow in the neck but this seems to be overbowed. neck pup lower than bridge pup because I like the combined sound of both pups on full but with the bridge pup being the dominant sound over the neck. Will be using Tech 21 Programmable BDDI to boost the s****y stock pups if I take the jazz because it needs that extra oomph.
MIA: $1000 bass. And I will be transiting to the arena. Don't wanna risk getting a $1000 bass stolen from me...
...paranoia, but whatever.
MIM: cheaper and less quality because I abused the thing from overplaying it (true roadworn people!!!) but it means a lot to me in the sense that it was the first bass I bought with my own money and no help from parental aid. MAde me feel a sense of "good work, Lewis! You earned this bass."