ok today , due to horrible traffic jam, i missed my train to a gig . So to wait until my next train , I went to a bass music store where a friend of mine works. So I tried a fender CS jazz 62 journeyman relic , a 66 masterbuilt and a 64 CS with maple neck. The masterbuilt has the bigger tone with more low mids than the 62 . But then I saw this 64 with a maple neck with binding and block inlays like a 70s jazz( wonderful birds eyes maple neck ) , the neck was exactly the same as the one I used to have on the Marcus Miller masterbuilt size wise!!! The body was alder , it was order as a 64 , but the neck was different , so 60’s pu location ... I was so curious to try it ... and to my surprise the bass had the same kind of tone as the Marcus Miller masterbuilt or 70’s jazz , with an alder body! I was so amazed , great for ngerstyle tone and amazing slap tone a la Marcus ! Except it was passive. The I’m gonna try it again with a Sadowsky preamp to hear what it could bring ! But to me that made me realize that the tone of an email nutriment came mom stay from its neck ! What do u guys think ?