I've been missing my Jaguar Deluxe for more than a year now. I traded it for a passive Jazz that I can never get to sound as thick nad punchy. Found a Black on Black locally and I found it to be clean and functional enough, so I now have that thick punchy sound back in my arsonal. Fender never seems to get any praise for the active basses they make. I find their active basses to be a great tool in my sound bag of tricks. Of course with a Japanese Jaguar the first thing was to do a copper shielding job on it, which I did, fresh set of strings, and clean up. What a beast this bass is. This is the 2nd shielding job that I have done on Jaguars now, and it really does the trick to take that buzz out of the mix. Also, I love the unique bass and treble active dials on the top horn. So easy to make tone adjustments on the fly.