I play in a band that covers everything from Van Morrison to Stevie Wonder, Chicago, James Brown, Steely Dan, several Motown artist, all the way up to KT Tundstall and Christina Aguilera (sp?). Here's my dilemma. There is such a wide range of tones required to cover these tunes that it's driving me crazy. I need a recommendation for a bass that can go from fat Motown roundness to TM Stevens slapping it up on Living in America. To make it even worse we also have a jazz and blues combo. I'm guessing I'm going to need something active to have this much tone control. And active basses are great for that, but I haven't found one that can pull of the vintage tone. And unfortunately I can really only carry one bass to a gig. It's a military band so space is limited and I really don't have time between songs to switch basses. We play for about 3-4 hours and don't really break between songs. Any recommendations on a really versatile, comes close to doing it all, McGyver bass? Thanks!!