I am a G&L fan and am contemplating the addition of a Tribute M-2500 to the family. Just wondering how it compares to its elders. I love the versatility of my L-2500 and am guessing the M-2500 is more modern in sound but am not sure about the other aspects that may differ apart from the electronics. For one thing I love the sound of the L-2500 in passive mode. Can the M-2500 be played in passive mode? Can it get an old school sound as well as the modern sound? Thanks.