Would it kill a 1962 RI fender, like flea's. If someone were to make it active having staked POTs, in Vol/Vol -- Bass/Treble? is it the passive tht makes it sund so beautiful. Personally lackinh experoence and only ever heard basses that were either active or passive, i have o experiece seeing how the sound changes, when converting a bass passive to active. Im looking into getting one for my 18th birhtday in around a years time. I am not going to change it to an active i think it would be sacrilegious. So i want your opinions on: 1) should i look furhter into getting one 2) has anyone got one -- how is it in general?