Hi, I have found what my fingers like - 34" scale and 19mm string spacing. My ears like it in five string with great low B. My budget would be about $1000-1500 (max.). Curently I play 93' Yamaha TRB5 with these specs and while I really like its playability, I look for something more classic sounding - jazz bass like with active electronics (but passives are not excluded, I can use my Sadowsky outboard). Music is funk, r&b, pop. Ideally it could do the classic J-bass slap for funk thing and next song throw in the giant supportive stuff on low B for R&B. All this in 34", 19mm package... Wanting too much? Obvious answer would probably be Sadowsky Metro, but these are over my budget. Please suggest other candidates.. Thanks!