Short story, 4 string MIM Jazz. I've had this bass for about 7 years now! Never gigged it. Just kinda beat around the house with it. Kinda felt it was unplayable. Well last week, I just felt like pulling her out and practicing with her! Decided to give the ole' 'trussy' a couple of turns as the neck was slightly out of wack. Started playing her for at least an hour a day the last week or so and started to kinda dig the sound and feel. Had a gig last night and brought her and my Lakland 55-01 to the gig. Played the Lakland for the first half of the first set, switched to the Fender and 'damn'!!! Dang thing was playing like 'butta'!! Pretty much played it the rest of the night (2-1/2 more sets)! Now I know the MIM ain't no MIA or MIJ but I think I have a pretty decent bass. Anyone else here raving about their MIM's?