I know that both basses are a llittle bit diferent, but I have like $500 to buy a new bass. I want something versatile. My band plays alternative, pop, funk and some balads too!! I like to jam with my Ipod something like the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Rush.....I love to play so differet styles and I don't llike to carry a lot of basses when I have gigs....I love to slap a lot and I sometimes basses that have the neck pickup can be uncomfortable for me. I prefer active and I really love to have the bass, mid and treble knobs all in my bass. Searching a lot of sites I found this two basses but here in PR I don't have GC or Sam Ash to try this basses...just reviews and reviews.....I need the most reviews that I can to choose one of those. Every advice will help me a lot!!