So here I am - my guitar acquisition syndrome has just kicked in and I badly need a companion to my MIM Fender Jazz Bass. I love my Jazz but I also want something with more "kick" (I have "discovered" Iron Maiden again after like 10 years). I know everything about the Pbass - I love the simplicity, reliability and It's still probably the most popular bass on the planet. I also love the looks and power tone of MM (haven't played it, cause it's not available in my city, I heard a lot of Yt videos) but I'm not convinced to active electronics. I need some clarification on a few thesis: - preamp might create hiss (?) - the active electronics might malfunction more easily then the passive one (?) - The passive guitar + sansamp preamp might still be a better"combo" - are the MM pickup passive or active ? - the battery sucks ;P (jk but I dont like batteries) Overall I think I like Ray34 better when it comes to sound and looks, but I think Pbass might be more reliable and would complete my Jazz Bass better. Could you advise me something ?