In the last year and a half that I have returned to playing bass after a 50 year hiatus that included selling all my old equipment, I have firmly relocated my self from the Made in California Vintage Fender Bass Club to the made in Indonesia Squier by Fender Bass Club. Squier gave me the bridge back to playing bass at an affordable cost that a retiree can handle. Do I miss my 1967 basses Fender Mustang, Fender Jazz Bass and Gibson EB-O YES! Could I afford the basses I once owned NO! I feel like life was when you worked you had money but no time and in retirement you have time but no money. Squier and Indonesian Built Fenders helped me resolve that problem. I own a Squier/Indonesia SS Jaguar Bass and a Fender /Indonesia CB Acoustic Bass and am close to buying a Squier/Indonesia Precision Mini. What I have begun to notice is that Fender has started trying out new ideas for the whole Fender line by producing these ideas as a Squier model. Before I bought my Silver Squier SS Bass I had never seen a silver finish on a Fender. My daily email from Fender shows a new color on Precision basses------the same silver as on my 1 2/2 year old Squier/Indonesia Jaguar Bass. I get the feeling that a short scale Jazz bass profile neck (unlike the Precision profile short scale neck on Mustang Basses) and the new Squier Precision Mini Bass may be Squier teasers designed to try a concept on a Fender family product with out risking the Fender name and product profile with a possible non starter. Granted Fender has made short scale Precisions and Jazz basses for years for the Japanese market. If my supposition is correct, then it is exciting that Fender's affordable b ran d Squier gets to have a new role in the life of Fender, especially for those of us whose finances keep us squarely in the Fender of Indonesia Squier guitars and basses land. What do you guys think?