Was in NYC this weekend checking out Rudy's and Sam Ash. Was test driving a Geddy Lee (did not like it) and someone started to play a 64 Jazz NOS custom shop. WOW! What a tone! I am assuming that it is the vintage single coil pickups that make the difference. Very warm and a great feel. I tried it too and was sold but did not have a budget of $2999. If the coils are the difference then they should be put on all basses. My opinion of course. Great sound. Agree?