For perhaps the last decade my instrument of choice has been an active PUP, most often the Music Man Sterling. About a six weeks ago, I restrung a P-Bass, built from parts including a baseball maple neck and black body, with DR Fat Beams. I haven't put it down since. While it doesn't have the range of the onboard actives, it just kicks booty on most of the rock, funk and R&B tunes. Will spend the day restringing and tweaking the setups on three basses, but plan to use the P for Friday and Saturday gigs. The tone knob, for my purposes moves about an eighth of an inch, somewhere in the middle of its range and that's about it. I move my right hand position more often, to change the attack and tone and pedal effects when "more" is required. After decades of Fender denial, I am carrying a the Precision and a Jazz Fretless to most gigs.