Hi there, So I'm itching to move up from my starter MIM Fender Jazz to something a little snazzier and more versatile. Right now I'd like a 4-stringer, jazz-like bass with active electronics; the most I can afford, once I'm set on what to pick up, would top out at around $900 (at most!) I'd have to sell the Fender for about $350-400 (it's a little dinged up, but mostly in good shape), and possibly a drum kit for around the same, but I'm sure a lot of you can relate to a desire to move on to something new. The issue at the moment is that it's not the easiest thing for me to get to a bass shop to try instruments out, so I've been going off of youtube and talkbass reviews. I've been looking at the following basses as options (all used): The main contenders = -Carvin Icon -G&L L2000 (most likely a tribute) -Marcus Miller Fender Others I'm considering = -Carvin LB70 -Ken Smith Burner -Music Man Stingray (I'm unclear on what the merits of the H vs. HH are) -MTD Kingston Heir The priorities are a smooth and highly playable neck, solid electronics, and versatility. Thanks, and let me know what you think!