I've got three questions for everyone: 1. what was your first bass? 2. do you still have it? 3. if not, do you wish you still had it? okay, I'll go first: 1. '95 Fender MIM Jazz Bass. 2. no, sold it to help finance the purchase of the Carvin which I recently traded for a Fender P-bass. I'm happy with what I have now. 3. no--that thing was a dog. noisy, no tone (or maybe that was the crappy amp I had to use), really freakin' heavy, and it had an awful cream-colored finish. I've got a Fernandes jazz bass copy, which is a lot better than the Fender ever was. (I'm not slagging off all MIM Fenders, just reinforcing the fact that mine was awful) I realize we've probably gone through this topic before, but I was wondering if anyone else is GLAD they don't have their first bass anymore.