Hello All, Have been using active 5 strings for years now but just for fun last night at practice I pulled out my old 4 string Squire Jazz bass, played a few songs and everyone (including myself) was floored by the tone. It sounded very beefy and 70's through my 400+. It amazed me that a 200.00 bass blew away the tone of my other more expensive basses. It's making me GAS for a passive 5 stringer. My thoughts so far is Fender Jazz or Rumblefish 5L. I would probably just get the fish except I hear they are not too good for slapping. Any suggestions on these or other passive 5 strings?