I've seen many threads over the past year or so where a member wants to achieve a Fender sound out of a boutique bass. Why? Why not just get a Fender or go back to one? I was listening to Antonio Forcione's "Acoustic Revenge" and absolutely loved the sound of the fretless player. I was going to post a question here about what kind of bass the player might be using. Then, I decided maybe I should look up who the bassist was. Turns out the guy's name is Davide Mantovani. Great player, BTW. You should check him out. He's got a web page and I emailed him about the bass used for that session. Surprisingly, he responded back. The bass? Yep. A Fender Jazz with a Precision neck. What great sound!