Ever start to fall in love with a bass that isnt the typical you? Did it work out in the long run? I may have. I am a traditionalist old guy, Ps, Js., old Guilds and such. Tape wounds, and flats, and passive. With an hour to kill, I stop at GC and ask my girlfriend what she like the looks of. Next thing I know, the bass in my hands feels good (still will end up at my set up guy before it comes home), and sounds ok enough for sure. It is active with Bartolinis and some budget pre-amp. Not the worlds best, yet works for me. I know not of active stuff. More than light enough, hangs well, fits well sitting (think fool on a stool), String spacing is good, neck somewhat thin, yet comfy to me. I would post a pic, but none are available, that I could find. Ibanez SR500QM.