I love the sound of hollowbody basses. I tried an Ibanez Artcore yesterday along with some other nameless hollowbody and really dug the tone on both of them. Unfortunately I didn't think either of them were that versatile. The thing is, I want something passive (or at least able to bypass the pre). I'm not looking for a ton of versatility, but enough to get me by. I'm thinking along the lines of a Gretsch (I'm totally cool with shortscales) but would like to know what you guys suggest so I can go and try/research some more stuff. Any help would be appreciated!