How's it going, I have a question for anyone who feels like answering. I'm from Sydney, Australia, and there is a small music store here who specialise in bass guitars. There is a US '93 jazz that I'm sort of interested in, but it is not your regular Jazz that everybody recognises. The difference (I'm sure it is only cosmetically) is that the knobs are not in the usual position - they are perpendicular to the pickups, rather than slanted (I'm not sure if this is described as well as I would have liked). Anyway, I have been after a fender for a while, without trying to break the bank - this bass is going for Aus$1,600(probably a little below US$800). And so the question is this -What is the deal with this bass? Has anyone ever seen one before? How do they go? Another bass that I am considering is a beat-up '82 american P-bass. It is on the Australian ebay site for Aus$1,000(maybe a bit less than US$500). It was origianlly red, but there have been 2 racing stripes where the paint has been scraped off, revealing the woodgrain. Which one could you advise. My wallet likes the '82, but I would like to know more about the '93. Any other suggestions? The bass may be viewed via the site www.bassplay.com/ - click on the BASSES option, then select FENDER, press Go, and click on JAZZ PLUS. I'm sorry that I could not figure out how to attatch the pictures directly - I'm sorta new. Thankyou very much. I realise that this is quite a ling post, but there was lots to say.