I have an MIM Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V. I bought it used in great condition and great price to use as my main bass for a Country/Modern Country band. I don't have any issues with the bass but one- The bass has stock noiseless pickups that sound very good and "Fender-y" which is appropriate for the kind of music, but... the ONE downside is the pickups are also VERY low output. Yes, I checked and changed the battery, and A/B against two other passive Fender Jazz Basses. At completely flat eq settings, the MIM Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V is noticeably quieter to my ear. As a result, I always run an MXR Microamp + between the bass and the amp to boost signal to normal bass output levels so I don't have to jack the volume up on the amp so much more than I should have to. Also, I still would like to have a backup Fender Five-String Jazz Bass of some sort. Here's my plan: Buy the 2021/2022 Fender Player Plus Active Jazz Bass V (with its active/passive toggle and 18-volt electronics) as my new main bass for the Country/Modern Country band and make the MIM Deluxe Active Jass Bass V the backup. I also expect to be able to remove to MXR Microamp+ from the circuit and simplify my signal chain. But can I? Despite knowing the new Fender Player Plus Active Jazz Bass V has 18-volt electronics which I presume makes the bass output greater, ARE the pickups and signal from this bass powerful enough and give enough output that I can simplify my signal chain? Does buying this bass fix what I want to fix? What say you, owners of this 2021/2022 Fender Player Plus Active Jazz Bass V??? Thank you!