I currently play (when I say play, I really mean practice) on a rather cheap Yamaha bass with p-style pickups. It's fine, but it definitely has it's problems. I'm looking for a better bass to practice with. I'm more interested in jazz music at this point, so I'd like to get something that will facilitate that interest. Thing is, there is fairly good deal on an excellent sounding Fender P-Bass up at a local music store. Full, round tone... it's incredibly nice. Would a Fender P-Bass ever hold up in a jazz setting? Should I go specifically for a jazz bass? If so... what kinds? I'm looking for around the $500 price range but I definitely don't mind spending more for a good instrument that's going to last. I think I need some hand-holding here I tried doing a little searching, but I was surprised when I didn't find similar posts immediately.