Bought a Jazz Bass, used, equipped with the Gotoh 201. I've never liked the bridge, because even after shimming the neck (a pro guitar tech did it) to a reasonable degree, the action is still too high even with the saddles almost touching the bottom of the plate, and tweaking the truss rod to a reasonable degree. Ultimately, I feel what has made this Gotoh bridge fundamentally the wrong bridge is that its base is simply too thick, for a lack of better word, and requires that the strings must sit farther off the fretboard at their lowest setting, than a typical Fender bridge at it's lowest setting. I'm a slap guy, and not a "gonzo showy physicality" slap guy- think: Level 42's Mark King, instead of Flea. So I feel with this Gotoh 201, I have to impart too much energy to get the slap sound I want because the strings are always too high off the fretboard. I don't want to "fight" this bass any more, and it needs to play as easily as my others. With the Gotoh, I can't get the finesse I want, like I can with other non-Gotoh-equipped basses that have the correct setups for my preferences. So in lieu of selling the bass, I'm finally done with the 201... Would love to find out if some of the highest quality Fender brand replacement bridges (aside from the bent plate stock MIM type models as OEM) would be a direct, drop in fit requiring ZERO modification or alteration. I'll have to dig around here, Fender, StewMac, Allparts, etc... and see what I can find. As I understand it, the Gotoh (the ONLY good thing about it) WAS a direct fit, drop in replacement, so I should have no bridge screw hole mess to deal with once I take this thing off. If you've been down this road, and upgraded a standard Fender MIM bridge on a P or J to a Fender American Deluxe bridge, or other upgraded Fender direct fit drop in bridge, feel free to let me know. Otherwise, I've always felt the standard bridge was fine and didn't need upgrading. At this point, I'll upgrade with a different Fender bridge, or return the bass to the original-spec Fender bridge. A bass played with a "lesser" bridge (for those who subscribe to that idea) is MUCH better than a bass played with a "better" bridge that isn't played at all, and just sits. Well, I've vented and made a decision about a piece of hardware that has long frustrated me, so that's 1/2 the battle, community advice or not. One way or another, for under $100, I'll make this bass play the way I've always needed it to. Thanks for reading.