Hi. I just bought an American Standard J used (with a really cool mod: a series/parallel pull-pot, which adds thick, bassy tones when you want 'em). I played it along with CD's and the radio for a while, then busted out my "fancier" basses: Warwick, Modulus, Alembic. . . After playing the Fender (and I've found this before, with P-basses, too), the Warwick & Modulus just don't sound like _basses_ to me (altho' the Alembic can, if I don't go nuts with the filter control). They all sound GREAT alone, but the Fender just sits in any kind of pop or rock mix the way the original bass on each recording did. Has anyone else found this? I love the other basses for jazz or slap, or originals (where the tone isn't competing with an existing sound), but for 95% of covers, the Fender is _the_ bass.