If this question has been asked, please forgive me. I did a search and came up with some J bass vs. P bass questions but nothing comparing the deluxe to the standard jazz.... I currently play a Warwick Corvette 4-string. I want a 5 string, and I can't get the tone I'm looking for out of the Warwick. The Warwick has a really fat low end with mediocre highs and mids. I'm looking for something cleaner, but punchier. Then I put the Warwick through my Hartke amp and everything is on the low end and can get muffled etc.. So I've decided I'm going to get a Fender. After playing around with both the Deluxe and Standard, I found that I loved the passive tone of the Standard better than what I get out of the Deluxe when it's on active. However, it seems like I have more tone control on the Deluxe, and if I want to, I have the option to kick it onto the active setting. Has anyone owned or played both and have any opinions on which is better? I am thinking that an extra $300 is not that much in the long run for more possibilities and playing situations....what do you think?