Earlier this week I stopped by the Sherman Oaks store and played a Fender Jazz 24 and liked it. They were selling it new for $499, which I thought was good price for a new bass, Last night I went to their midnight sale and picked it up for $399. I played it today in rehersal and it smokes my other Fender jazz bass; the Bassline pickups are really nice and the neck is a delight. Here's the evidence. Thanks to Jetpackbassist for hooking me up.