I have noticed a lot of posts regarding Fenders lack of quality control. Is this lack of QC related to all Fender products or only the Mexican Fenders? I had assumed that the American or Japanese products would be of better quality but the posts I have been reading don't really discriminate between the country they are manufactured in. I have played the MIM products and the MIA products and the MIM basses seem a little cheap. I can't really explain it other than they feel lighter and the necks never feel right to me. I have not played any Fender made in Japan. I did a search for other threads on this but didn't come up with anything usefull. I am ready to buy another bass and I am looking at the American Jazz Bass. I like the tone, the S-1 system, and the slim neck. The fact that the this bass is very versatle really appeals to me but am I "rolling the dice" buying a Fender?