I was inspired by the Fender diss GAS post to find out what the best options for Fenderish Jazz basses are. I think that this can help those players who don't quite realize Fenders aren't always stellar off the wall. This is also a good chance to compare the workmanship of a high end Korean bass, with a standard USA. But for $1000, you can't really get into the high end Jazzes (lull, sadowsky) These are my nominations. Subtract $200-$400 for used market value MIJ '62 and '75 Reissues with Aguilar or Bartolini Preamps installed and BadAssII Bridge($800) Fender Geddy Lee ($700) Fender MM Jazz ($800) Fender USA Standard ($1000) Lakland Skyline Joe Osborn ($1100) Lakland Skyline Daryl Jones ($1100) Ken Smith Design ($800) Valenti ($?) TBC ($500) I think most bass players should have a fender style bass in their repetoire (I know I'll get grief for that comment.) so feel free to give more suggestions or tell us about your frankenjazz success!