Hi crew, I'm looking to buy a new bass soon. I'm after a Fender Jazz style bass with a rosewood finger board. I'm able to buy/try the Fenders locally and get a really good price but some guys from uni who are way more into gear than me have suggested these other brands as an alternative which will be better made and sound better whilst still filling my requirements. I play mainly heavy/atmospheric rock in my original outfits but also jazz in my uni degree. If members of this forum could post comments/suggestions/comparisons about these brands it'd be hugely appreciated. One other thing: I have no idea about different woods/sounds when the option is there. ie. What's the difference between alder/ash/maple bodies etc? Thanks in advance.