I'm an aspiring jazz bassist whose looking for the best type of bass to play for jazz gigs while learn the upright. I've got my eye on the Fender Jazz Standard, five strings and no frets (brown sunburst & white pickguard, too), but I was wondering whether there are other brands of "jazz" basses I could start looking at. My music teacher plays drums in a jazz quintet and reckons the bass guitar has no place in a jazz band, but I've seen them before and they sound the same to me. Any suggestions? Nathaniel.