First new bass is quite awhile. I have been participating in blues jams and realize that my "great for metal" Warwick Corvette $$ 5 string is not helping my "acceptance factor" with the old blues experts. I have been interested in a lighter bass and I must admit, I never had a Fender so I figured it was time. 62nd birthday was a week ago....decided to treat myself to a Fender American Standard Jazz Bass 4-string. I must admit, I like the sound and playability, though key of E is now a p.i.t.a. Yeah, crappy phone photo, but at least it's posted! Believe it or not, that is metallic gold.