My Squier I've had for 2 years and is literally falling apart. The strings are like crap, the neck is way curved, the pick guard screws are rusted and have stripped out and dissapeard, it cuts out when the cord moves around, the volume controls slip off, and wood chips come out from under the pick guard. I THINK it is time for a new bass! I really want a Jazz bass, and being 14 I do not want to spend way to much. But then again Xmas is coming soon so I could probably get away with getting something more expensive because it will be an "early xmas present" Gotta love those. Anyway I was looking at a the MIM, and the other MIMs like the new classic, the active, and a few others. I've been reading the neck on MIMs is more like a P-bass which I do not want. I want the feel and sound of a J-bass. I played a 75 Jazz bass and the thing was SOOOOOOOOOOO NICE !!!! Anyway from what I've read the MIAs arent worth it what bass not neccesarily fender would be a really good bass and would be what I am looking. Price well around 800 max I guess but be flexible.