Hi. I own a 1996 American Standard J with a rosewood board, which is a great bass with a mellow, deep tone. But sometimes you just want some treble intensity! So I'm trying to decide whether I should sell the American Standard, and buy a used Japanese artist model or reissue. Candidates include the 1975 reissue, the Geddy Lee, and (if I save up a bit) the Marcus Miller. For those of you out there who've owned one of these Japanese-made models, would I be unhappy in terms of build or sound quality going from a USA Fender to a Japanese one? The only big difference I can see offhand is the lack of graphite reinforcement in the Japan models. I have a deadly hatred of dead spots!