Just got myself a Squier vintage modified Jazz bass. Bound, block inlays. nice thin neck. decent tuners and bridge. Suprisingly great sounding duncan designed PUs, all maple body. My experience with squiers is usually 1 out of 100 are good, and I think I found THAT one. Found one of these with a maple body that looks bookmatched, with the seam running directly down the center of the bass. That, and the frets have zero buzz. also really unusual. It weighs a ton, but sounds like it. And it just feels freakin' SOLID as heck. You can really lay into it, and the notes ring loud and true and in tune. no flutter. And the duncan designed pickups actually have alnico magnets in them, and sounds really, really good. I played a few of these at different music stores, and a handful seemed like they were "friday afternoon at 4:30PM" models. This one however... WOW. Some dude over in Indonesia put some TLC into the particular one that I bought. He must have eaten his wheaties that day.