I'm on good terms with a local merchant who let me put away a two pup SR5 on very reasonable terms. Although I adore the Stingray, I suspect that I will have to sacrifice my Fender Jazz V to afford it, which is a bit goofy, because I wanted an active to go with my passive. The solution would be to get a G&L Tribute L-2500 from the same dealer because I could afford to keep that bass and my Fender. I know G&Ls and Stingrays are apples and oranges, but i would like some feedback on this question. By the way, I would still have a nice passive bass if I got the SR5 HH. It would be my Peavey Foundation, which has monster output, but is a four string. that matters to me, because I usually play fives.