Sorry to bring another one of these up. I have used the search functions, honest! Anyway, the scenario is I've been asked to play bass in a couple of bands after some 25 years of guitar playing. My playing I always used to joke is like a bass player's and now my bluff is called. I have a 30 odd year old Westone Concord II I picked up a few years ago for fun, originally left handed but converted to righty. Kind of looks like the reverse Jaguar pawnshop totally by coincidence. I worry about the reliability though - it has a unique (so far as I know) tone control using a double pot which I think i works as a normal treble cut to halfway, hits a detente then it's a coil split blend past that. If those pots go, that's it though. No direct replacements are available. The Westone is P/J pickups with a neck more Jazz than anything else. So I'm looking for something to fill in, just in case, but with an eye to value. I've played a few and came away with a short list of: 1. Ibanez ATK200 2. Squier CV 50s Precision 3. Squier VM or CV Jazz I've never used an active bass and the chunky neck of the Ibanez was very different but nothing you can't adapt to. I don't like the idea of the battery dying when I least expect. The CV 50s felt again chunky, probably the nicest of the three looks-wise but I worry the pickup might turn out to be too polite and not up for a rock three piece with a guitarist who loves his effects. The Squier Jazzes felt not too far from the Westone neck-wise, which is either going to make it a seamless option or a lack of adventurousness on my part and I may as well not bother getting something so similar. I also worry that parts might need upgrading. Or rather too many parts will be available and I'll get sucked in and what was a bargain suddenly isn't (I'm a tinkerer). Any helpful experiences you can chip in with? Cheers!