I'm checking out PJ bass options. The Fender Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special goes for $799.99. However the Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ which is passive goes for $899.99. This passive bass is a special GC/MF exclusive. I haven't been able to figure out the reason for the $100.00 difference. It seems that the active bass would be more expensive. Is there a concrete reason for the price difference? Both have alder bodies. The necks are different. The bridges are the same. The cheaper active one also comes with a gig bag. On the active bass, if you switch it to passive mode, is it truly the same as a passive bass? Do you have any tone control in passive mode? Also, opinions on which one you would prefer and why are welcome.