A few days ago, I recieved a box in the mail. It was from our dear Pacman. It was his 1999 Fender MIA jazz with J retro :-D. I traded my Conklin GT7 for it. All I saw was the pictures, and he told me it had some big dings on it, but it was a real players bass. I never saw the thing in person, so I was skeptikal. I open up the case. First, I'm in awe bye the teal sparkle finish! It was beautiful. The next thing to do was let it warm up, then go ding hunting. The biggest ding was on the underside of the body, but it wasnt' bad at all. Especially since this thing was gigged hundreds of times in the past 6 or so years. There are a few dings here and there on the headstock, but oh well. The real test would come the next day, when I got to use this beast with my rig at school (I leave it there). The J retro is the most powerful and versitile preamp I have ever used.... Ever. Also, when I plugged this in, I realized it was a slap monster. The tone can only be described as a conbination between Wooten and Miller. This thing is a BEAST. It has massive low end! It also cuts through pretty well, but my thumb cuts through better, becasue it has a thicker mid range. But where my thumb excelled in the mid range, it lacked in the major low end. The jazz though, has so much low end, you could kill an elephant. This thing is a REAL players bass. The action is low, and it's as easy to play as... BASS! (just kidding ). I'll get pics and stuff up.