I was traveling this weekend, and had some time to kill at Mars Music in Fort Lauderdale, FL. So I tried out an astounding bass. It's a Mexican Fender 60's Jazz reissue. I couldn't believe this was a _Mexican_ Fender. I AB'ed it with an American Standard J, and this bass was livelier, with more high-end, better vintage vibe, a comfier neck, lighter weight. . . I could go on and on. Also, and this surprised me at a big chain store, the setup on the 60's reissue was excellent. . . although many of the basses there had the highest action imaginable. . . like I was trying to play tunes on a hunting bow!