As I’m sitting waiting for the hurricane to hit, I spent some time with my Jazz style basses. In my case: ’73 Fender Jazz, ash body, maple neck, black blocks/binding, J-Retro Pre, Badass Bridge ’17 Sire V7s, one with a maple fingerboard, the other with a rosewood board ’07 Sadowsky NYC Vintage 4, Black Sparkle Finish, rosewood/morado board Playing them all (through a Genzler Magellan 800, 12, and 2X10) here’s my verdict. ’73 Jazz - terrible build quality a huge neck/body pocket gap; lowest action of all. Great tones from East pre. Heavy. Sires - great tones, action, fairly light weight. Sadowsky- light, similar tones, incredible action, comfortable playing. Bottom line .. for J style bass, for me, the Sadowsky wins, followed by the Sires and the Fender. Price is always an issue, so ... if it is, I’d choose a Sire over a Fender. The Sadowsky is a keeper for me.