Hey guys! I need some input from some knowledgable soul about their experiences with the American Deluxe series of basses from Fender with active pickups vs. the American series with the passive pickups. I'm looking for a Jazz bass for studio work and like the features of the American Deluxe, but I'm unsure of its quality since it is a new line of basses from Fender. Any input? Also....check out www.mp3.com/saltshaker for our latest work "Wrapped Around You".