Hi everyone! I am about to buy a 5-string Jazz Bass and have mostly decided to go for a Sire bass. I've already borrowed a 1st Gen V7 Alder-5 for a couple of weeks and am really satisfied with the sound and playability. I am in Europe, however the selection of basses available in my store (and nearby cities) is rather limited, but basically this is a range of basses I am looking at: The second bass (V7 1st Gen) is the one I've tested. My questions are, if anyone would be kind to offer their opinion: 1. How does a 2nd gen V3 compare to a 1st gen V7? The V3 is not available in my town right now so I would have to order it. 2. If I would go in the other, more expensive direction, would a used Fender V Deluxe (active) jazz bass justify its price difference? Thanks for any suggestions!