just as read above.. all of these features are essential. my last 6 string (neck through) was broken and could not be glued back together, so im sticking with bolt on. it needs to be passive.. because i refuse to play any sort of active bass. i will not budge on this.. please dont suggest it. needs to be on the cheaper side. i loved my peavey grind, but the guy who broke it doesnt have a ton of money and id be willing to go with something cheaper (which is the purpose of this thread). i know all of this points to something like a strat.. but i thought of the joke before you, so dont bother going there thanks folks.