Well, I did it again. More G.A.S. I picked up a Fender Deluxe Active P Bass Special at a store, basically right out of the box, plugged it into a little Markbass combo amp, and was in funk heaven. Now I "need" this bass. Haha. I like this one better that my passive Precision with this P/J configuration because (maybe?) of the high-end sheen provided by the active electronics. Even with all the controls set flat, it seems that the active electronics provide a more hi-fi sound. Or did I just imagine this? Yes, I've played my passive Precision P/J with new strings through this amp too, just so you know. I played one of these basses in the Blizzard Pearl color with the Rosewood neck. Seems like a very nice bass. I'm really not a gold anodized pickguard kind of guy with this color bass, because it's kinda like "sandy beige metallic and gold pickguard together" kind of thing. I'd want to change the pickguard. But this is a small nit. Seems like a wonderful bass. Owners???