Hiya. I know i do post a lot about gear and such, but here it goes. Ive decided not to get an acoustic. It is something i would only use for one week a year, while I'm on vacation. I can run my current bass through garageband for that. Right now, heres the situation I have a no-name p with flats on, but it doesn't sound bad. It sounds like a P-bass with flats. I have a rumble 25. I also play bass in 2 jazz ensembles. While the p was fine for this year, as the other player had a jazz, he is graduating this year so I'm not sure how much that will affect the bands tone. As for the other Jazz band, it is a competitive one. I will most likely be playing upright in that, but it is possible that i have a song or two on bass guitar. So, heres the question. Is a Jazz bass that different? Is the tone that different? Is it worth the extra money? Should i get a Jazz, especially for Jazz band? If so, what models? I was looking at squier vintage modified 77, and vintage modified FSR, though I was thinking about MIMs and Fender Mim FSRs. I do prefer a maple neck..... Thoughts? I have gone to a number of stores and tried various Jazz basses, but i just can't compare side by side. I have tried used Mexican fenders, which would alright, but mostly had problems, and new FSRs from guitar center. Thanks, Sorry for posting so much about gear!