The last two days, I have been playing Fender Jazzes, MIA, MIM, CIJ, none of them can hang with my Foundation. Part of it may be that some store basses just are not set up very well, but my Foundationsimply sounds better. It totally nails an aggressive J slap tone. It absolutely nails the Jaco bridge pickup tone too. BTW, I have noticed that some of the new S-1 Switch Jazz Basses really come up short on the trying to get the Jaco tone. I wonder what's up. The only Fender that is in the ballpark is the Geddy Lee, but my Foundation has much better pickup output. I think I'm going to pick another up next week on ebay.