I went to GC today to look around, and hopefully take a look at the Deluxe Jazz 24 V But it wasn't there. So I checked out a couple others, namely an American Deluxe Jazz V Sale price was $1599.00 The sound? I hated it. No matter what I did to the amp settings or bass controls, it sounded like a muffled "thonk, thunk, thonk" In fact, I picked up a couple other deluxe active Jazz basses and they all sounded the same. Swapped amps & speakers, sounded the same. Hated them all. Then I picked up a Squire Affinity Jazz V Cost is $199.00 This thing felt and sounded amazing. I never knew a passive bass can sound so rich, so big, and so alive! Have I found the next 5-string I've been yearning for? One that I can get without selling what I have? One that I won't regret buying for so little?