This is the jazz bass from www.Rondomusic.com
where they also sell the Agile guitar line.
This bass looks and sounds awesome for the money. I paid around $150 for mine, and it looks and plays like a Fender Jazz bass. Two pickups with independent volumes for each, and one tone knob. The version I bought has gold hardware, alder body
with red photoquilt and maple neck
with rosewood fretboard, all topped off with a pearl pickguard. A buddy of mine who plays bass, and then prefers only Rickenbackers, was equally impressed with the playability of this instrument. He thought I spent several hundred dollars, like around $700 for it.
The action was fine, although at first glimpse I thought it was a little high. After playing a few minutes, I was thumping and slapping with some of my favorite funk tunes fromt he 70's. I then realized if the action were any lower, the strings would buzz and not ring true on the slap, so I was good [img]images/smilies/icon_thumb.gif[/img] No fret problems.
Overall feel and tone of this bass is great for me. I play through an 80 watt crate bass amp, and I have used it to jam with buddies before. It defeinatly held it's own ground without the least equivocation.
I was comparing the Squier jazz bass and a couple of Yamaha basses I found in Brook Mays, but hands down, this is the best choice, especially for the money. I did some reading up on the brand before I bought it, but I didn't have a chance to play it before. Do I think I am lucky? No. I think Rondo Music simply does a great job when the sell you an instrument.
You get a lot more bass with this brand than you would with some of the more recognizeable brands such as Squier or Yamaha.