i was checking out a fender hot rod jazz tonight at GC. i liked the bass a lot, it felt and sounded good. maybe not $1600 good, but it was a mighty fine example of the breed. it had a nice heft to it, and the finish was REALLY nice, but dang, that's a hefty price tag. i did have a question, though. this bass had i believe an S-1 switch on it. with it engaged, the bridge volume control didn't do anything. is this normal? i have never played a bass with the S-1 before, and i was wondering if that was a side effect of switching between series and parallel, or if this particular bass was messed up.