I just saw my old bass on ebay, it is an early 80's Tokai fretlass Jazz copy of Jaco's Fender. I was absolutely flabbergasted when I saw the bids.....the reason I sold the bass last year was that I played a MIM Fender Jazz that was superior in every way; tone, action, finish, you name it. Is it just me or is everyone out there searching for that "holy grail", that $250 bass that is better than the original expensive (usually American) instrument it was copied from? Don't people realize that the reason the Tokai basses sold for so little money was that they were cheaply made. They were a good $250 bass, but they were still a $250 bass. I am hoping for a sense of balance and sanity to return to the bass buying public, pls don't be sucked in by rumours and fables. If someone ends up buying the bass for anywhere near the current bids, they are wasting their money. I suppose I could have hyped it myself and sold it, but then again I like to be able to look at myself in the mirror.