I'm saving up money right now to buy myself a new bass (it's about time). Anyways, I'd like to keep it under 6 or 7 hundred dollars if I could, and I definatley want active electronics. I've looked at Carvin, I've thought about a Fender deluxe active jazz, I've looked at Ibanez BTB models, and I can't really decide. My local guitar shop (god bless thier souls) doesn't have anything but the delux active jazz, some p basses, and some ibanez basses(just passive soundgears) so I have no idea what a carvin, a BTB Ibanez, or anything in that price range sound like. I'm probobaly going to make a trip to Nashville soon and go to MARS music so I can get my hands on a BTB and get a feel for it. I've played alot of basses, Fenders, Stingrays, a few Tobias basses, ESP's, Warwicks, etc, etc, but I've never even seen a BTB or a Carvin in person much less heard them. If anybody could give me an idea of what they sound like or a suggestion of what to buy in that price range that would give me a pretty versitle sound I'd really appreciate it.