What is your overall opinion of this product?
I really had to convince myself to return my MIM Jazz Bass and shell out the extra dough for this American Standard. And holy crap I'm so glad I did!
I did some direct recording and closely compared the tone of this MIA and my previous MIM. There's no question: this American bass is so much clearer, punchier, and tighter.
The build and finish is absolute top-notch. My only gripe is that I much preferred the previous SKB molded cases. These new Tolex cases aren't so great, which costs this bass one star.
Bass guitar: 5 stars
Case: 3 stars
Avg: 4 stars