I've been playing my active 5 for a long time. I want/need a change. My hands are hurting and I want a smaller neck. I don't want to spend a lot. I've done the "boutique" thing and no one cares but me. Other guys who play bass have not even noticed when I use a $300 or $3,000 bass. I'm done with expensive basses. I've played a few inexpensive 4's locally (not a huge selection) and find I can go either way - passive or active - but I think I'd prefer passive. I think I prefer a Rosewood board. I also like a J/J set up for pups, but P/J would work, too. 21 frets would be nice, but not a deal breaker. So locally, there's a MIM Jazz that's fine. There's also a Squier Jaguar that I go to often. The thing is, I don't know if I can play a Squier as my main and only (for now) bass. I know, it's ridiculous, but every time I think I've decided to buy it (sounds and plays great) I just can't pull the trigger. Other choices in the under $750 range? Preferably under.