I just recently purchased a brand new American Deluxe Fender Jazz bass from my local music store and I like it a lot. I feel like it gives me a good range of sound which is nice because I like to have that variety in the group I play with now. However, I have always been interested in the Stingrays. I play a 4 string and I've just been confronted in a situation where I can trade my jazz bass straight up for an Stingray. I was just hoping to get some input from someone who has played with both basses before. If anyone is interested in the style of music my group plays I can post a link to the mp3's online. It ranges from pop punk to ska to some harder rock stuff, really just a mess around group with my friends, but I want to have the best bass for what I'm doing. I've just recently been starting to get into funk, listening to a lot of earth wind and fire and tower of power, really just trying to get away from the only music I know and become a more versatile bass player. I want to sound as good as I can with anything that I wind up playing, so I was wondering if anyone would be able to give me a general contrast between the two. Thanks a lot!