Hey guys, Now that I am starting to get more consistant gigs I have decided that I want to get a Jazz bass, as I love the tone and also the look of them. The only thing is that I'm torn at what brand to get. I think my heart lies with the American Fenders, as it would pretty much be like completing a childhood dream. But when looking though some of the forums here I see a lot of guys have various brands of Jazz basses. I played a G&L bass the other day and man it was great to play with a really punchy sound. BTW I'm playing through an Ashdown Rig with 1x15 and 2x10 cabs. Might be getting an iamp soon tho. So if anyone can help me out (even if matching the sound of my amp with the bass), or provide info on the basses they have that would be awesome. Am I really just paying for a brand name if I get the Fender? Not that I would really mind Also I live nowhere near where good equipment can be bought, so I have to travel for it. Cheers, Tom.