Well I went down to the local guitar shop today to buy some picks, haven't been in there for about 3 months... And I saw a lovely looking Corvette Standard with active pickups & honey finish... It was (as expected) a little pricey in the shop, but heck if I'd have £750 I'd have bought it right then! It was the nicest bass I've *EVER* played! It slapped so nice, really nice punchy tone... Really low action, amazing growl... Huuuge attack! It was a bit heavy though, and it wasn't quite as warm as I would have liked, although it did have plenty of thump! Shame it was £750, as that's £750 more than I've got!