I had my mind pretty much set on this as what bass I was going to buy mainly because I love the sound of the jazz basses and because I wanted to buy a 5 string. I hadn't previously plugged into an amp with one at any of the stores but finally did before I bought the one I was trying today. When I plugged in and used the low B string the note did not really sound very solid. I don't know how to really describe it but it was kind of like a pulsating effect. It did this seemingly most of the way down the neck but diminished after the 8th fret or so but I wouldn't normally use it for much other then a closed d and e anyway. I tried a different amp and it seemed to have the same effect. I tried out a Brawley that they had and it was a clear solid note. It was a 35 inch scale as opposed to the 34 inch of the fender. Observing the actual motion of the string there did not seem to be any real difference, meaning the jazz bass didn't seem to wobble as many people describe the low b strings motion on some 5 strings. Is the sound from the amp an indication of the bass needing adjustment or is this an indication of some other problem.