In the market for a new bass, need something versatile, passive and 34" scale so i can tune down if need be (my other fretted bass is 32" scale and feels yuck tuned down, even in drop D). I play lots of jazz but i like a vintagish sort of warmth in my sound and i'd like a bass that would sit in easily in my hard rock cover band I like the look, feel and variety sounds of the jag but i would never ever use the active preamp. I like the idea of the yamaha because it's nice and passive, also i'd like to string it EADGC, and it costs about half as much, don't like it's looks as much but it seems like great value. Plus i can string it BEADG in the rare occassion that in need the lower register What do you guys think? does anybody have much experience with the BB415? how is the build quality in comparison to the an MIJ fender? comparable? Which way to go?