I've always been interested in Essex, and haven't heard a bad thing about them. Reading that they are as good and in some cases better than MIM Fenders (are they?) I decided to see if I could find them locally. The only places I've managed to find are Ebay and a couple of stores. I have a couple of questions though. 1) Are the following the same as their American counterparts? Essex Jazz bass Essex Precision bass Now the reason I want to know that, is because first of all, they are named differently than what appears on the Rondo website. The next two Essex basses I have never seen anywhere, but Australia. Essex Cobra Jazz bass Essex Scorpion Jazz bass Now while the last two aren't exactly my cup of tea, I'm interested in why it appears that Australia has a couple of Essex basses which I haven't been able to find anywhere else. Are the Australian Essex basses completely different (and possibly of lower quality) than American Essex basses?