I have played Fender basses for at least 30 years. They are the standard of the industry. But they have become very pricy lately. A decent jazz bass will cost you $1500 or more.
I recently discovered Sire Basses by Marcus Miller. They cost half what a Fender does, and play better and sound amazing! I have two now, A V3 five string and a V7 four string fretless.
Both blow away any Fender bass. They are so versitle. They have a great 3 band pre-amp built in that has a cool midrange sweep. That’s their secret weapon. The tones you can achieve with this pre-amp are mind blowing.
I sold off my 2007 USA Fender Jazz Deluxe and bought 2 Sires with the money!