During a visit to a local music shop, I found out that the store is discontinuing their Fender bass line and is discounting the basses by 40% from suggested retail. They had a passive MIA jazz bass with a hard case going for $677 before sales tax. I've been playing a Squier jazz bass which I bought about 15 years ago. My Squier was made in Japan and plays fairly well except for noisy pickups. If I purchase the MIA Jazz bass, will their be enough of difference in playability and sound to justify the money? Guitar Traders.com also had a MIA jazz for about $740, so I don't think this is an outstanding deal. I thought about buying a Warwick Corvette but have decided against it due to some unflattering posts about them. My impression of Fender basses is that they do everything well (not great) and are very reliable. Anyone have a thought?