Right, I am helping a friend find a 4 string bass, his first, and at our local music shop we have narrowed it down to 2 basses. One is a Yamaha with J and P pups, active electronics and 24 frets. The other is a Peavey 'International Series' it has a flamed maple top (i think) and comes in red blue/green and yellow, it has separate tone and volume for each pickup (soapbars) and it is passive. I can't find it on the internet, it has quite a small body but a long upper horn and quite sharp at the end. The yamaha is £30 more, which one to go for? Are there any others that are better for that price bering in mind the price, he only wants 24 frets and preferably not a Fender.