Well after all the discussion on another thread about the Geddy Lee Signature Jazz bass and reading tons of positive reviews I decided to search out one of these. One of the local shops just got one in so I figured that I'd go and spend a bit of time yesterday with it. I wasn't going to buy it but just couldn't pass it up. I won't bore anyone with photos as we've all seen this bass before. This bass is pretty much perfect. No dead spots, fretwork is pretty meticulous, although there is a bit of finish on the frets, the neck pocket is tight and the weight appears to be around 7 pounds..schweet! I've found the electronics to be very quiet so no issues with shielding for me to mess with. The tuners do seem a bit on the tinny side so maybe those might get changed out. I probably won't mess with the pickups either. I will change out the strings pretty soon and see what I can do about the relief and general setup. I futzed with lowering the strings a little and found that they were about as low as it could go without any buzz in the upper registers. All in all a very nice bass for a killer price. Thumbs up to Fender Japan on this one.