I want to go out and get a Jazz bass for my birthday next month, but I'm kind of torn. My local music shop sells the Fender Mexi Standard J-bass for $579 CDN, and a Squire std Jazz for $419. I tried them both out on the same amp, and they sounded pretty close to the same. I've heard that the poplar that the Fender body is made of is crap, and that even the Agathis of the Squier would be better. Also, are the pickups and electronics the same on both? Is it worth that extra hundred something bucks for the Fender? Any help would be greatly appreciated.