I have to say how impressed I am with this bass. I was in the market for a new active 4 string jazz bass and read about this bass on talkbass over the past few days. From all accounts, this appears to be an American Jazz put together in Mexico with the previous years american electronics and this thing is a beast. Every sound I want is in this bass and it plays incredibly easy. If anyone is in the market for a great, inexpensive Jazz, check this bass out, Fender has a sleeper with this one.