Just curious as to why bassists prefer active or passive basses when comparing both properly ABed/EQed. Personally, if I play one of my 1970's Fenders thru my current rig, they sound great.... If I then plug in an active bass with the same EQ and volume levels... Wow! Louder (obviously) but much more full and in your face than the passives. To many, it would sound "better". BUT... When I record with a passive bass, it can sound as good or even better than an active bass. Same on a gig with a good soundman or at last a proper FOH mix. So, why do you prefer one over the other?