I listen to jazz and hip hop and I'm hoping to find a bass that can pull off both of those tones. I know that I'm going to put flats on it, but I'm trying to decide between a Squier VM P 5 and a SBMM Ray5. I was thinking that the P bass could pull off the wooden thump to imitate an upright, but I figured that I would need active circuitry to make a sound hi fi enough for hip hop. I'd like to get a 5 string P with an active/passive toggle, but they don't make one as far as I know. Right now I'm leaning towards the Ray, but I haven't spent enough time with one to know if it can pull off a warm, mellow sound worthy of old Miles Davis and Cannonball Adderley tunes. Anyone here use a Ray style bass for mellow tunes?