i've tried three basses at my local shop today and i just wanted to have advices from you guys. The first was the fender 60's made in mexico, the second was the fender highway USA and the last was a used Bossa UJ4 with an aguilar obp-1 in it. The fender 60's sounded less good than the highway one for sure but the guys told me that it's due to the high gloss finish on the 60's and that after some months or years the sound will be much better. The Bossa was pretty good also but i find the obp-1 a bit aggressive in the highs. Anyway, the one i will take will have other pickups and preamp. I'll put dimarzio ultra jazz and maybe a J-retro preamp from e-pro.