As many of you know, I just recently purchased an American Fender Deluxe Jazz off of eBay. You asked for a review once I got it, and here it is: This bass arrived in flawless, like-new condition. The plastic is still on the pickguard and I could still smell that newness when opening the case. The hardware on the bass looks superior in quality then to that of my American Series Jazz. The tuners are better, the abalone inlays look sweet with the tint of teal, and the wood grain looks fantastic with the ash body. I don't know if I'll take advantage of the two extra frets, but they are there if I decide to run that high up the neck. The sound was simply stunning. I was able to pull out most of the tones I was looking for in this bass. However, I don't believe I will sell the passive American Series Jazz for one reason--I love the warm tones I get from that bass that I can't seem to get out of the deluxe. I thought, at first, that they'd be very similar in sound, but they are incredibly different. Not only does the deluxe consist of an ash body whereas the passive consists of an alder body, but the deluxe sports active electronics. I'm able to dial-in a nice slap-pop tone without any problems. The action was setup very nicely and the neck seems to be adjusted just right with a perfect truss rod positioning. The smaller body really looks sleek. I like the bodies of both basses, but this one just seems a little bit more modern. I am really happy with this bass even though I paid a whopping 975.00 for it used. In summary, this bass is great if you're looking for something more than what the passive American Series Jazz offers, but also keep in mind that it shouldn't be used as a replacement. It is everything I was looking for in a Fender with active electronics and more. I really think the extras are a nice touch as well. So there ya go... My little mini-review of my new Fender American Deluxe teal jazz.