First off, I have always loved the Jaguar design; my very first bass in '65 was a Crown-Jaguar knockoff. So, when the Fender Jags came out some years ago, I was among the first to buy one. Beautiful bass! But, I had endless shielding issues, swtch problems, and noisy electronics. I fixed everything, albeit expensively, but eventually sold it. I was thrilled to see the new Modern Player Jag (I would love the Squier, but am not a short-scale person) but now have reservations. The threads seem mostly positive, but I'd love to hear from some owners who may not have posted as yet. I play classic rock, blues, and oldies in a ten-piece girls and horn band, for which I usually play my Stingray or Fender P. Someone convince me to leap back into the Jaguars jaws again!