Hi all, I have been trawling through the many threads on the forum covering 5 strings as well as having my own opinions, and now I need to hear from you guys. I have a big '0' birthday coming up this year and Mrs Daffy has said she wants to give me a new bass. I also have a US trip to Orlando coming up just before said birthday and so am able to pick up a bass significantly cheaper in the US. I love to funk (fingerstyle, but starting slapping) and currently have an '81 Ibanez Roadster 924 which I love to death. I also own an Ibanez Artist jazz guitar, so I'm an Ibanez fan. Before the trip came up I was having serious GAS over the Ibanez BTB1205, which is about AU$1850 over here in Australia. But now that I'm going to the US I could get a US Fender Deluxe Jazz 5 of some sort (the QMT is lovely as is the Vic Bailey model!) for a similar price range, and I'm GASsing even worse! So, my question is: - BTB1205 or a Jazz 5? - If a Jazz 5, which one? Deluxe or not? Active or passive? Aus price for a Deluxe 5 QMT is around $3700, which is a big difference! Any help or recommendations on both basses or shops in Orlando would be much appreciated!!