I finally bought myself a new bass! '02 Fender American Jazz Bass V! I ordered it a month ago and got it last friday. I´ve been itching to post about it but I had to wait until I got the digital camera at work. This bass is fantastic! Great construction, very good fretwork. The bass is very solid and feels very good. The neck is pretty fast and I didn´t have to tweak the setup. The action is very good, no noticable dead spots and the sound is HUGE! It puts my Washburn to shame! It´s a three tone sunburst and I ordered I tortoise pickguard from www.pickguards.com, looks much better than the white pickguard IMO. The neck is a bit wider than my Washburn and the string spacing is about 2mm wider. I´m adjusting quite nicely to the difference, even though I´ve played a narrower neck with tighter string spacing for seven years. I took a bit of a gamble when I bought the Fender. I didn´t have a chance trying one at the store, but I had heard it in concert and I fell in love with the tone. Now, after playing it, I LOVE the tone! This is a bass I´ll never let go! Hmm..well enough rambling here are the pics (all seven of them). Here´s the body..