Thanks to input from TB, Ive decided to go w/ an MIA J-bass over a P-bass. I tested several at GC and the smaller J-neck is a lot more comfortable for me. I'm learning ska and punk stuff right now w/ faster basslines, so the smaller neck was a better fit too. However, I did like the P-Bass low-end a lot. I'm debating btwn the Standard and Deluxe - do the active pickups on the Deluxe give more or less of that low-end growl (closer to P-sound)? GC didn't have both to compare together and ill probably buy online, sight unseen. Just wondering if its worth paying more for Deluxe given my musical tastes. Thanks!