Out to buy a bass, I'm considering the Millenium BXP 4-String by Peavy, which you can seehere. The thing has pretty fair reviews (definately good enough for a newbie like me), the tuners apparently keep tune very well however cheap they are, and the bridge is string-through. The quilt-top is a nice icing. So I really have three questions: 1.) Compared to the standard (I'd guess a Fender Jazz Bass), does this look to be worth the money? 2.) What would I have to go through to replace the J pickups with P/J pickups? I'd like to try it, but not if I have to chop up that beautiful body to do it. 3.) What kinds of batteries to Active pickups take, and how long do they usually last?