I have been a fan of high end basses for the last four years. I've played Foderas, MTDs, Elricks, Modulus, Alembics, Sadowskys, Zons, Laklands, Conklins, Pedullas and a few others I can't think of right now. I own two Roscoes too. Here's the kicker: I was in Sam Ash yesterday in Ft. Lauderdale and played a bunch of production basses: Fenders, Ibanezs, Carlo Robellis, Warwicks, and a few others. Some of the basses were nice, some were not, but nothing really grabbed me until I played a Geddy Lee Fender Jazz. Wow! That bass has got some great tone, low action, no buzzing, nice feel and it even looks cool too! And all for $675! Now I said "cheaper bass" in the title, but I would not consider this bass to be a cheap bass by any means. It's less expensive but I didn't think that would fit (space wise) in the title. I am really impressed with the bass. If I didn't think I'd be divorced by purchasing another bass, I would have gotten it. Anyone living close to that store, who's looking, should go check it out.