I've not been playing bass too long, but after finally seeing (and hearing) a few jazz basses in action, I'd really rather like to own one of my own... Just wondering a few things though... In your opinion, is a Fender American *that* much different to say a Fender MIJ/MIM? I've searched for a few threads on the subject, but most people seem to have either one or the other, I've not seen much from people who've owned/played both. I'm a lefty in the UK, so my selection of basses is both limited and expensive. I've found a lefty Fender MIJ Jazz for £550, and a Fender MIA Deluxe for £1100, would you consider the MIA Deluxe worth double the price of the MIJ? Lastly, are there any other J basses you'd recommend with a similar sound to Fenders? The only other basses with J pickups I've tried have been Arias and Warwicks, neither of which came close to the Fender sound I was after. Any comments or advice welcome!