Well, picked this up from the bass centre a few weeks ago. Excuse the crappy picture, I'm certainly not gifted with a camera Plenty has been said about these basses, and to be honest I can't add much more other than the neck is a little too thick for my tastes. It seems to be thicker compared to the average jazz bass neck. The Pups still suck (like nearly every other fender), but I bought a Sadowsky DI (I'm a huge marcus fan!!!) and that does wonders to the tone. IMO Jazz + Sadowsky DI = winning combination. The neck is nice, i really like the rolled edges on the fretboard. The bridge has been upgraded on the 08's and there is now the option of string-through-body which I prefer. They're just a really good product. I don't know if I'd go as far as saying they're the greatest thing, because I'd still like to own a vintage J some day along with perhaps a Roscoe SKB, MTD 435, etc etc. What I'm saying is yes they are great, but there are other basses that are just as good if not better. Overall, I'm very satisfied with the bass and I love the tone, the playability and especially the looks. Did I mention I love the looks?