Well, I was close to joining the club. I've had heart and mind set on a MIA Geddy for a bit. Alder body, maple neck (that gets praised constantly), hi-mass bridge, those custom wound pups. I typically avoid signature instruments, but I couldn't help but be drawn to this one. Plus, I could always change the pickguard to personalize it some. I had to wait on buying it because there were other things in my life that took priority in terms of funds. Now that I'm in the position to do so, I see that Fender marked up the price 25%. Perhaps this was the result of the Am II line being higher priced than the original. It could also be because of Covid. I know the bass is still worth that price, but it's enough of a difference to make me stand back just a bit. So, maybe someday soon Jazz Bass Club... Edit: maybe I'll get lucky if I regularly check the used market.