After asking for help again on this board (thanks all) I just thought lets try something diffrent at the old GC.I must admit I love the 30 day trade back policy. I am not taking advantage of them and the boys in C town have taken good care of me. Just something about the Fender jazz MIM that I wasnt happy about. Oh yea and the pick ups suck very noisy.I bought a Yamaha BB405 in natural finish 5 string and I blows the fender out of the water.! The neck is great and the pups although also single coil are great and as quiet as a mouse.I also found out something ..I play a 5 string much cleaner and faster then a four.I now know it is the string spacing. I have small hands and played guitar and the spacing really helps me. The bridge and tuners are much heaver and better than the fenders and the tone is a world of diference on the fender imo. the only thing I dont like is it is neck heavy....but I think it will be alright when i get used to it.I also upgraded to a 25watt practice amp with more features and that is a big difference too.I have not seen much talk on the Yamahas and the BB405...any feedback?