OK... need advice from you guys as always... Last week something bad happened to the MIM Fender Deluxe Active Jazz V. While I was resting it on the cab the bass somewhat got knocked over and fell face down on the floor (!), and we ended up with a broken mid pot. The knob was slanting and terribly crackly so I had to pull it off. It worked for awhile but it was a bad decision, because a few hours later the volume pot also refused to work and I ended up with 2 broken pots. (Thank goodness I got a spare bass handy) So we're thinking should we fix the bass or trade it in as is. Fixing would cost around $50-100 here. The bass was bought new for $1500-ish Australian at 1999 and in good condition (despite the pots!) Maybe it might sell for around $1000, which is pretty good for a trade in, and I'm willing to chip in a few more hundreds if necessary. Now for some points to consider. We're playing all styles from cover pop to funk to rock to R&B. Basically I'm looking for something with more punch and low end, something that sounds better percussively and doesn't have a neck like a skateboard with frets. The jazz was alright but I'm a small person and it's a bit too heavy sometimes. Active electronics are not a priority, tone and playability is. So... yeah. I'm probably after one with a soapbar rather than a J/J setup. I'm thinking a couple options already on and around the price range... Musicman SUB 5, Warwick Rock Bass Streamer 5, or Ibanez SR905. Anyone got any other ideas? For your info, $1 Australian is about $0.75 American. EDIT: Forgot about Carvin. A bit hard to get here but what about the B5 compared to those 3?