I have several passive basses. Yet for live I prefer active. I run all my vintage passive basses through either an Aguilar tone hammer, or a sadowsky outboard pre. This gives me the tone options and retains the originality...
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"One thing I learned when auditioning drummers for bands------ a lot of people own drum sets."