I just got through selling my Ernie Ball SUB bass since I wasn't happy with it. It was ok, but it just wasn't for me. Now I am on the hunt for a new bass. I went by the music store and checked out one of the Fender Jazz basses that was made in Mexico with the brown rosewood neck. When I slapped on it a little (with no amp on), I was totally impressed. It was smooth! A very good feel. I broke out a pick and tried it with the same results. I guess I was looking for something that can sound good with my fingers, picks and slap. A good rounded bass. Yet, I've been hearing so many good things about the Geddy Lee Jazz Fender and the Marcus Miller Jazz Fender, so now I'm a little confused since I don't have the opportunity to play on either one. I would hate to drop $440 on this Mexico Fender without trying the others, but I would have to travel at least 6 hours total just to try one out (yes, I live out in the middle of nowhere). PLus I don't think that the Mexico Fender retains as much value as the others. But can you really get some good versatility in the Marcus and the Geddy bass? With the exception of the electronics and the Bad Ass bridge, is there really a MAJOR difference in all 3 of these basses (neck, feel, overall sound, etc.) So any of you out there have had a chance to play on any or all of these and can shed some good opinions here before I drop my money down, please let me know. Thanks!