I want to pose the question, as fender the most popular bass manufacturer and make (for the most part) good basses, is there a need to ever buy or try anything else? Surely, whatever style you play, there is a fender that suits that style. I have a jazz, and a squier P and so far have never really yearned, or desired anything else. I have tried stringrays, ricks and thunderbirds, but always return to fender. An Im in Aus, and find their prices reasonable.