Picked up my new Fender Select jazz bass. It's my 1st american made Fender. Everything I read about them before buying them was really positive, the only2 negatives people had to say was the cost was to high ($2,299), which I agree with and some people reported a lot of hum. I found one for under $1,100 so that wasn't an issue. I have experienced zero hum. Now I just need to sell my stingray. The wife wasn't to happy that I bought another bass without selling that 1st. My Stingray is an amazing bass and has that iconic sound, I'm just moving away from active electronics, and the neck is to bulky for me. But this new Fender is phenomenal. It came with the action being way to high, almost unplayable in my opinion. I mentioned it to the store manager he said come back Monday when our tech is here and we'll set it up for free. So I took it home, lowered the strings and tuned it. Just tuning this bass was amazing, such a silky smooth function to the tuners. The neck isn't quite as narrow as I'd hoped. I have a 60's classic vibe squier jazz that I love the thinness of that neck. But it's not bad. The weight is great, far lighter than my other 3 basses. The top on the thing is unreal, even though this type of finish wasn't really what I was after. I really wanted something 60's style sunburst with ashtrays, but I would have paid the same amount or more for a used one that probably wouldn't have been any better build quality. The uniqueness of the pickups is what really drew me to this instrument. The sound for a passive bass is killer. Plugged her in and had to turn down the amp, cut bass and add treble. It really opens up my envelope filters better than my other passive jazz, but doesn't sound bad with my dirt pedals. Completely different jazz sound that I've heard before, with none of the hum that I expected. Roll the bridge pick up off a little to get a sweet slap sound. rolled all the way off the neck pick up expecting a Jaco tone, however it was much more full than the normal bridge pick up tone. I'll steal the McDonalds slogan and say I'm lovin it. All the components seem top notch. The bridge is definitely different than what i'm used to. The bridge saddles have multiple spots where the string can sit. It allows you to change up the string spacing if you want. I may experiment with spreading the D and G string apart a bit for easier plucking. The intonation was dead on. The neck feels super sturdy. The vintage style case it comes with is beautiful, the red interior compliments the bass perfectly. These cases cost around $150-$200. Came with strap and strap locks, cable and some other stuff. I'm really pleased. Now if I can get some time to actually play the thing. I still need to do a side by side with the Stingray to make sure I've found the one to replace her, but it's definitely looking that way. Now the biggest question I have is what pickguard is going to look better White pearl or Aged white pearl? I'm leaing toward white, I'm thinking the Aged might be a bit yellow or orangey and kind of not stand out as much as the white.