I currently own several "mid" level basses including a couple Schecter Diamond series, G&L tribute series, etc. I have owned several US made basses in the past including a Fender American Jazz that I now regret selling. Now that I am playing out again, I am looking at buying a higher quality bass but looking at what is available out there, my head is just spinning with all these options. My requirements are a P/J pup configuration and a Jazz (1.50ish nut) neck. As for style, I tend to like basses with a flatter top and binding like the Aerodyne, but I am open to other options. So here is my question..... Are all of these higher end "copies" of jazz basses built or sound any better than a current model Fender Jazz? I have been looking at Maruszczyk. Lakland, Sire, Sadowsky etc. Some are a little less than than a Fender American and some more, but some also build in Asia at the same price point. Thoughts?