Hello All! I've been playing bass for a few years. I had a custom short scale 5-string built a couple of years back. As I my skills have improved, I realized that the intonation of the B string is really crappy. So I got out my sweetie's 1981 G&L (L-2000) double pick ups and active electronics. It sounds JUST GREAT and I'm getting around on it just fine. But it weighs almost 11# and it's a 4 string. I hear G&L is making an empress body that's really light, but can't find one online anywhere with cominbation color/5-string that I want. So *IF* I were to place a special order, which pick-up combo is closest my old G&L? [Is it the L-2500 or the M-2500 and how is the sound different?] I live in a rural area, and even guitar center 3 hours away doesn't stock basses over $800! In your opinion, passive or active electronics? I'm not a fast or flashy player, I don't slap yet. What's the sound difference (1 PU vs 2 PU) between the L-2500 and the L-1505 and the Kiloton 5? How is the B string, sound and intonation especially when I'm playing in closed positions at and above the 5th fret? Is is flabby or does it hold up? Candid opinions of big-brainy-bass players are greatly appreciated!