Well, for a long time I have been a huge fan of humbucking, and more hi-fi sounding basses. I have been through a ton of them, trying to find out what I like. Of all the basses I have owned, the Modulus Flea, and Musicman Bongo have been the best. I've tried about every bass of this sort I care to try, and decided the Modulus is for me.....so I am now done buying and selling to find what I like best.......right? WRONG, GAS doesn't work that way, and we all know it! While I have never been a huge fan of the Fender sound (P or J) in a solo setting, I have come to the realization recently of why they are so popular.....they sound HUGE in a band setting, and lie in the mix like little other does. I love my Modulus, but let's face it.....Flea's tone on "Horse with no name" is a little on the brutal side, even at flat! So here I am recently GAS'ing for something I have never really been too interested in, so I bought up a couple J basses to cure my gas, and give this sound a fair shot, which I have been denying all these years! My band does both electric, and acoustic sets, I plan to string one up with my regular roundwounds of choice, and I bought a new set of TI jazz flats for the other, for the acoustic, and more laid back stuff we do. I am going nuts with anticipation waiting for them to show, they should be here sometime this week, just in time for my acoustic coffee shop gig coming up. I'm also putting a little TLC into an old, cheap Chinese P bass I've had sitting here for a while.....now don't tell me I am going to like P's too!!Here's what I have coming, and of course, a full pictorial will follow. Bass #1: 1978 Fender Jazz, heavily worn original white, with the white pickguard. It also has white binding, and white block inlays on the maple board. 100% original, save for one saddle on the bridge, as far as I know. This is going to be the mellow beast, with the TI flats. I've also picked up a nice brown tort guard for this, just for a change now and again. If it looks good as it is, I now have 3 pickguard options for bass two. Bass #2: A one month old, used Geddy Lee '72 reissue. This one will be string with TI powerbass roundwound strings, and used alongside the flea for the electric stuff. I've never cared for the black/white "tux" look, so I ordered a mirror guard, like the nino "Valenti" J's you see often around here. I am also considering a J-retro addition to this bass, will have to wait and see how I like these, and whether I think it would be a great improvement over stock. If any of you Fender Guru's have any suggestions for EQ settings, that would be great, whole new ballpark for me here.