Before I ask my question, just a quick shout out to everyone on this forum. I love hearing your experiences and advice. While we are on the subject of experience, it sounds like nearly everyone is a professional in the industry. Very impressive. Thanks for sharing the skills of your craft. You are hearing from a wannabe, a relative newbie. The worship band I play in has a very simple / streamed stage, which is by design. I currently have an active J bass (Ibanez SR705 - 5 string) that requires the use of a floor tuner than kills the circuit and saves the battery. This is necessary to prevent battery drainage and reliability across multiple services. Unplugging is another alternative, but not appropriate. I need to avoid this by going passive. I’m taking this opportunity to consider a PJ bass (passive and 5 strings), but have been disappointed in the available options. I really only found one in my price range (<$900), the Yamaha BB435. Looks nice, should do the job. I just don’t know enough about Yamaha. BB Series - 400 Series - Basses - Guitars & Basses - Musical Instruments - Products - Yamaha - United States If I stay with a J bass (passive and 5 strings) the Fender Player Jazz V is something I’m considering. Player Jazz Bass® V | Electric Basses My question is quick and simple. Which of these two is the better bass in terms of higher quality components, reliability and sound quality. I realize they produce much different sounds, I just want your initial / ‘top of mind’ response to which is a better solid performing bass. You can see I’ve tried to narrow things down, but perhaps I’m missing an option or something in my assessment. Just let me know. Thanks in advance!