This came in this morning- Initial take: - Opened the case and...nothing; it's just a Jazz bass. - Picked it up, looked it over and...nothing; it's just a Jazz bass. - Put on some fresh strings, set the action, called Roger, and...wow; this is a darn good Jazz bass. Construction: - Reverse pan control? No matter how you explain it, it's still backwards. - If I were to build a Jazz bass, this is what I would be aiming for. 99.9% Sound: - Clean, fat, and smooth. Huge bottom! MY kind of sound. - Bass and treble controls at the right frequency - If I were to build a Jazz bass...100.1% Final take: - If you want a Jazz bass and have the funds--this is it! - Doesn't replace anything I own, but emphasizes that "the standard" is all you need - Easily, without a doubt, the better reference.