Just got a new Geddy Lee Jazz after reading you guys gush over them and I have to say I'm impressed. Factory setup and strings were very close to my liking and the neck, fret work weight all very good. Sound like a Jazz and the pickups are powerful. Haven't mastered the neck/bridge PU and tone pots yet since this is my first Jazz but the tone is great. Still playing around. I own, or have owned, Pre EB 'Ray, Lakland, Roscoe and Fodera for some perspective. There CAN'T be a better deal for a Jazz Bass. Down sides that I've found so far are the Tuners seem pretty weak, I'll replace them and the Pick guard. Anyone have any pickup suggestions? Anyone put a J-Retro preamp in a Geddy? Just thought I'd thank those contributors to the forum who helped me find a nice bass.