Hi all, Sorry if this topic has already been covered, but I'm planning on buying another bass and with all the new emerging brands I have become somewhat disoriented in my search. If this exact topic exists, I would love it if you would be able to point me in the direction of that post! Basically, I have always loved the look of the late 70s Fender Jazz basses, particularly due to the writing on the volume/tone knobs and the neck binding. However, I am equally as attracted to its tone, and I am guessing that it would suit my style best, playing mostly funk and soul. With hundreds of other brands selling similar jazz basses, do you think it is worth me playing it safe and going for another Fender (a used 75-78), or should I try out another brand (within my budget of around $2500)? Also, I should point out that from Australia it is a little more difficult to physically go out and test other brands. I should also point out that I currently own: 2010 Fender American Jazz Bass 2010 Stingray 2011 Rickenbacker 4003 2011 Fender CS 1960 Jazz Bass 2013 Fender CS 1959 P Bass In particular, I would love to hear from anyone who has tried or owns any of Sandberg's jazz basses, and I am also considering Lakland, but really any feedback would be greatly appreciated. In terms of what I would like out of the instrument, I would really prefer something where I could plug in and have both a sharp slap tone that stands out but also a barky/growly fingerstyle tone on the bridge pickup. Thanks and sorry again if this has already been asked!