The squier fretless jazz bass is one of the few basses that i find great for 400 bucks. Its much better than the vintage fretless tribute bass and it has a great sound that is almost as good as a Fender. Compared to the normal fender models this bass has a slightly lighter tone and also has a lighter feel. If you want to ad a slightly darker tone to this bass you can use Fender costum shop 60's jazz bass pickups. For the real pastorius tone kill of your front pickup and ad a bit treble.