Hi all, I really like the feel, build and hardware quality of modern basses such as Waricks & spectors. Things like the adjustable nut, and sturdy one piece bridge with heavily embedded saddles and even the little features like ergonomic tuners really appeal to me. Also those sorts of basses tend to have very good design and build quality which prevents deadspots/ resonant notes. However.. i totally hate that active, saturated tone of modern basses and i often find the pick ups are way too hot for my liking.. i much prefer passive systems, i play a fender jazz at the moment.. love the tone, but its got a couple of deadspots and i can never get it feeling the way i want, the saddles are often lowering on their own, but some thread lock sorted that out. Also wouldn't mind something with 5 strings. Any suggestions? I've seen the Dingwall ABZ.. looks really good, bit out of my price range though.