Hello TB. I'm new to the bass and have been playing a Squier P-bass for about 2 months and feel it is time to purchase something of higher quality. I've narrowed the choice down to the Geddy Lee and the Deluxe Active Jazz Basses by Fender. I've never played either but I have played a Standard Jazz and really enjoyed it. The reasoning for not going with an American Deluxe is I don't want to make a $1,000+ investment mainly because I have never played the other popular basses in that price range such as a Warwick Corvette or MM. Since I liked the Standard Jazz would I be happy with the passive GL or would the active deluxe be a more diverse instrument until I'm ready to purchase another bass? Thanks for your opinions, and sorry my questions/statments are so scattered and vague.