Feeling pretty sad about it. First bass I bought with my hard-earned minimum wage pay, a Fender Elite Jazz. This was a year ago. Beautiful bass, plays great, but I just can't get the tone I want. It's an uphill battle against untameable brightness. Flats make it sound hollow, rounds make it sound thin, gotta turn the tone almost off to get an acceptable, non-rattly tone. Bridge pickup is basically useless, blend never goes past 50/50. Can't get a warm tone without getting muddy. Running through a Hartke LH500 and a 115 cab with a tweet. Planning on adding a 410 for a total 4ohm load. Ran it through an Ampeg SVT-7 Pro, too, and it's still not even close. In comparison, I tried out a barebones simple passive MIA Precision at GC, and it fit the bill perfectly, and the tonal variety I could get from two knobs was amazing. I've been convincing myself that I love the jazz, but now that I've seen greener pastures, I can't unsee the alternative. I'd love to get myself a bass like that, but I don't think I can part with this jazz. It came with me on my first real gig, it's my first proper bass. Lesson learned - sometimes simple gets the job done better, try before you buy.