I'm having this dilemma for over two weeks now. I really need a Jazz Bass sound for recording a jazz-funk/smooth jazz album in the studio (I'm currently an American P-Bass player) but I don't want to spend too much money on it. So I have been searching and searching, looking at some Mexican Player series, Squier CVs, VMs etc., but those were either out of my current budget or they were not appealing to me. But some days ago I've seen a gorgeous silver "Affinity" Jazz Bass and a red "Contemporary" one with matching headstocks at an online shop. I like them both but I'm not sure about buying them blind. Do you have some experiences with these basses? Are there significant differences between them or just the paint/finish and the country they were manufactured? I'm more curious about the "Contemporary" passive one, because the reviews on the internet are very sparse.