hey whats up guys? i was at the local guitar center the other day, and they have a MIM fender jazz bass 5-string for $299.99, i really like the sound that marcus miller, and other similar bassists have, and i figure if they use fender jazz basses then this would work very nicly for me. now what i want to know is, are these active? and if not, how hard are they to convert to active? and how does everyone rate them for jazz/slap/funk?