My next door neighbour, a good bloke, and also guitarist and owner of a Japanese Fender Jazz Bass. This weekend we swapped basses for the Easter holiday. He took my Warwick FNA and I his Fender. I very nearly bought a Fender when I purchased the Warwick and oh how I wished I had! This bass is so playable! All I have to do now is find someone who is daft enough to want to sell their Fender at the right price For those will Fender basses; what is the Japanese model like compared to the American (barring price)? I must say that as a Brit I do have the idea that the Japanese may be better engineers - sorry?