OK, I have been thinking on it for weeks, but today I am ready to order. I think. Seriously, I am considering a few basses right now and it's doing my head in. My first consideration was the Squier Deluxe Jazz Acvtive 5-string. I heard good reports about this bass and only one or two people mentioning that the electronics are hissy. It looks to me like a great bass for the money, and if I bought it, I'd consider replacing the electronics later on. What really bothers me is the neck width on the 5, it's 2 inches wide at the nut and about 3 inches wide at the top. I have no idea how deep the neck is, I'm hoping it's quite slim and quick. Guitar is my main instrument and I'm used to particularly skinny necks on Ibanez RG's, so jumping to a 5-string with a tree trunk neck isn't exactly appealing. My other consideration is the Squier Vintage Modified Jazz. The maple bodied one looks amazing. The fretless does too, but I don't want a fretless as my only bass, maybe later. There's just something about that VM Jazz look that says "hey! buy meeee!", plus I have always been a sucker for Jazz basses anyway. I love the slim neck and the overall look. I could deal with not having a 5-string, though it'd be useful, it's not a deal breaker. And sets of 4 strings are cheaper than 5! Hehe. I see benefits to both these basses, but I would really appreciate any input that you guys can give. I hate being unable to make up my mind! One thing is I'm buying blind -- I cannot try out either of these instruments beforehand.