So last month I traded a QSC amp that I don't use anymore for a Squier VM Jazz which I have really grown to love. I have always loved jazz necks and the tones that come out of them. I also like flashy looking basses (I am in a glam/hard rock band) which is why I usually play either a BC Rich or a Thunderbird on stage and have never been much for Fenders. Recently I've used a modded Peavey P-bass copy with an SX Jazz neck as a back-up which again I love because of the fast neck and the rumbling sound. The VM Jazz really has gotten me back on the Fender train though and I am looking at purchasing one as one of my main stage instruments. I've narrowed it down between a Black Jaguar Bass and the Aerodyne Jazz models. Pros on the Jag are that it's a cool body shape, has the thin jazz neck and the pick-ups are decent. Cons are from what I've read that the electronics are sub-par for a bass in this price range and that it's a bit neck heavy. Pros for the Aerodyne are that it again looks really cool and has most of the benefits of a jazz bass. Cons are that I've heard that they feel a little cheap (lightweight, knobs, input jack, etc.). I'm going to put a BAII bridge on whichever one I end up with immediately, but I'd rather not change pick-ups out for a while. I'm going to hopefully get to test both out this weekend. Both I believe are still being made in Japan, correct? Suggestions, insights?