I need a bass to record with and I'll be using amp sims and plugins. I've been doing a lot of reading and I know questions like this get asked a lot, but these basses are more in the mid range as far as price and quality rather than the low or high end. I'm stuck between a yamaha rbx 765a, rbx 775, fender standard jazz 5 mim, warwick streamer standard 5 rock bass, and a peavey grind 5. There are a couple things I'm uncertain of. All of the basses have active circuitry (save the warwick), but aside form the 765 and warwick, the other three have a 35" scale. I'll be playing in drop Ab and drop C so is the 35" scale critical? Also, since I'm new to bass I haven't played a lot and I'll be purchasing this online so I won't get to play any of them. I play progressive metal and I want a bass that's aggressive and clear. I'd appreciate any input you could all give me. For the sake of simplicity, just assume these basses are all the same price (they're all within $100 of each other or so...). Thanks!