I am interested in upgrading bass guitars, I currently play a Mexican made fender 4 string jazz guitar. I play at a church on a praise and worship team and with a contemporary Christan music groupe. Our styles of music vary from an easy listening, to hip hop, rock, heavy rock, and an occasional country style. so I need a bass that is fairly versetile. I have played a Lakland Daryl Jones 5 string with a taped maple neck and really liked it. The feel of the neck was fantastic, and tone seemed good. At times I will be plugged directly into sound board, others going thru an amp. I have been told that passive pick ups have more character and personality to their sound, is this true ? Is there more of a problem with the passive pickups humming ? I am also considering the following : Laklands 44-01 / 44-02 / 55-01 / 55-02 What would be your recomendation ? It appears most of the big name players have stuck with a 4 string.