Happy New Year everyone! So, I am (sadly) looking to sell my AVRI 74 Jazz as I just have not bonded with it - having said that, I've been checking out basses in the area and here's what I played recently (if anyone is interested) - Went to Larry Hartke's Bass Lounge in NYC last week and played a new Limited Edition Fender P/J that was just ok (to my ears), two Metro Sadowsky's that sounded massive (jazz bass style, excellent fit and finish), a USA Geddy that sounded great just didnt love the neck (go figure!) and a Warwick Corvette that I really liked (something about the neck and feel). Then I hit Sam Ash and Guitar Center in Paramus and played several but the ones that stood out were a well set up Aerodyne (great neck, sounded fantastic), another Warwick Corvette (dual hum buckers, great tone - I would say a 'focused' tone) and finally, a shell pink Flea (a great neck and sounded great). It's been fun playing some new stuff - I would say that the Aerodyne and maybe the Warwick are in the lead with the Flea coming up strong. I'm in no hurry but it has been fun playing stuff. Lastly, it was great hanging with Larry in the bass lounge (I was the only in the bass area) and he had some great stories and was super accomadating. Great guy! I highly recommend stopping in - his stories are great! now back to your regularly scheduled TalkBass program.... thanks for listening!