I am definitely loving my newest bass, which is a 2003 Jazz Deluxe 5. But as with everything I get, I tend to wish for something more. I was thinking about buying another, more boutique, Jazz-Type bass, but would have to sell my Status for that and I don't think I'm ready for that. So my questions are as follows: How does the J Retro compare to Fender's 3 band (which honestly sounds great if you ask me)? Do these pickups require battery power or will they work active/passive? Are J Retros still around? Will it fit without major modification (I know they are designed for the regular J basses easily enough)? Does it work with 18v? Is there a site for this info? Thanks for any help and personal opinions, as always, they are valued.