Yes, I know, another tiresome "which bass" thread. So let's do it again. I have been sorting through the litany of bass choices and demos. Disclaimer: due to my location I do not have the advantage of trying these instruments myself. I live in an isolated area in the Spanish Med. So my choices are reduced to online orders. I have no problem with that for I have had great luck with my guitars. So back to the question. I have reduced my choices down to two basses. The Sire MM V7 that I can order through Thomann or a Fender JB MIM that I would have to pick up off Ebay or Reverb. Both are in the same price range: $400 or less shipped. So strictly restricted to these two basses, what direction would you go? The negative on the Fender is having to drag it back here from the states.