Well yesterday I walked outside to hear one of my neighbors down the street (who's a pretty good guitarist) playin in this band, and I was bored, so I went over to check em out. Well the bassist had this Ibanez SR300DX playing through a peavy combo. I thought the tone was INCREDIBLE and so clear and bright for playing with his fingers (usually when I play with my fingers on my MIM Jazz, the tone is dull). That "Phat Eq" switch on the Ibanez is just amazing. But yeah, that's my story. I think the Ibanez SR300DX sounds better than my MIM Fender Jazz. Tone is just one's opinion, so all who think Ibanez sucks, that's just your opinion. Personally I think that's an awesome punk bass. So yeah, I like Ibanez now.