I have a couple of 5 strings but just sold my only 4 (a Wal). I'd like to replace it with a retro-look Jazz. I'm wary about Fender quality control - I need a light bass that will take a low action without bad fret buzz or dead spots. After a bit of research I'm swithering between: Geddy Lee. I'm in the UK so I guess this would cost around £570. I've heard great things about this bass. Downside - I don't like the looks/image of the bass much - I'm not a fan of black. MIJ '62 reissue: If I ordered this from Ishibashi I think it'd come in a little cheaper than the GL (say £500) and I could tailor the looks to taste. A vintage white with tortoiseshell appeals. But how would the quality of the bass compare with the Geddy Lee? MIJ Jazz from Ebay. These pop up from time to time on UK Ebay and my guess is I could get one for around £300. They generally get a good press but I gather the quality of the exports are not as good as the ones made for the Japanese market (so the Ishibashi ones should be better quality?). Also does anyone know whether the MIJ Jazzes got better or worse over time? Would an '86 be better than a '95 or vice versa? I'd welcome any thoughts.