Howdy folks. I'm in the market for a 4-string Jazz-style bass with onboard EQ. I've read a lot of good things about the Sadowsky Metro here on TalkBass, and it sounds like it would be the perfect bass for me. However, I've never had an opportunity to play a Metro, or any Sadowsky bass for that matter. On the other hand, I've played a few Fender American Deluxe Jazz basses (the "regular" Deluxe and the "FMT") and I think they sound and feel great. For those of you that have had the opportunity to play both a Sadowsky Metro and a Fender American Deluxe Jazz...are these two basses similar in terms of tone and overall quality, or are they not even in the same league? I realize the pickups and preamp are different...but in general are these two basses going to sound similar? I haven't been too impressed with the quality of the Fender American Series basses (they're not very consistent in terms of construction). However, the Deluxe Jazz basses seem to be very consistent with a lot of attention to detail (nut, fretwork, tight neck pocket, etc.). I have no doubt that the Metros are built very well. A Metro is going to be either $1,825 or $1,900 depending on which model I decide on (RV4 or MV4), and a Deluxe Jazz is going to be in the $1,100 - $1,200 range. I'm trying to determine if it's worth spending an additional $700 - $800 on a Metro versus a Deluxe Jazz. A Sadowsky will certainly hold its value much better than a Fender, although I'm hoping whichever bass I decide to buy will be a "keeper". FWIW...I think I'm leaning towards spending the extra $$$ on a Sadowsky. Someone please tell me if I'm on the right track!!! Thanks in advance for your comments/opinions!