Ken Smith BSR-J basses versus traditionally styled Jazz basses (Sadowsky, Fender, Lull, etc). IMO, the craftsmanship of Ken Smith basses is much nicer than any traditionally styled J or P Bass. I made a comment in my Sadowsky thread that I'd like to own a bass that combines the Smith craftsmanship with the Sadowsky tone. But first, how do these basses compare? - Does the Ken Smith BSR-J bass have a traditional Jazz Bass tone? - If not, would replacing the pickups with a Dimarzio Ultra Jazz set bring it a step closer? - Or is the preamp a limiting factor? - Or is the use of exotic woods laminates a limiting factor? - Or was this bass designed to give you the "Smith" tone with J pups? Maybe they are closer in tone than I think. Just curious.