I've always been very ambivalent regarding Jazz Basses. I don't like them, they feel thin, I only kind of like both pickups open all the way, and still I think it's a bit thin, I don't like the bridge pickup soloed or preponderant, the neck pickup lacks the heft of a Precision. Still, I've found myself needing a full-on Jazz Bass-like sound sometimes, especially played with a pick. The alternatives: - PJ combination. It sort of works but you tend to have quite a difference between the lower and the upper strings. - double split. Very nice, very aggressive, looks a bit crap. - double humbuckers. They don't have the pick attack you get with a Jazz Bass and they tend to sound more throaty. When it's modern sounding humbuckers, they tend to sound a bit too "hifi" in my experience. - Stingray. It can play that kind of role (bright, tight) but it's overly mid-heavy and a bit too grindy, even boosting the bass or cutting the mids. - jazz + humbucker (the other way round basically doesn't exist), this seems like the most viable solution, and in fact I had a look at an Ibanez ATK800 (I think) which sort of does the kind of stuff I need. Any other ideas? And any offerings in the €500-ish range?