As some of you may have read, I had my main 5 string bass stolen. I have hunted around and have found two basses to choose from. The MIM Jazz 5 string is the best I have ever played. I like it more than most MIA Jazz basses that I have played. The neck is the best neck I've played on a Fender. I also tried a BTB 405. This was also a beautiful instrument. But the mid pot made a scratching sound when I moved it slightliy. And I fear that the 35' scale will make my hand ache a little on the gigs where I play 3+ sets. The insurance payout I am getting is $1400 New Zealand currency. The Jazz is exactly that price, and the BTB is $1695 Any advice/comments/suggestions?