hey guys - Last night I went to play a couple MusicMan basses just because I never really had tried them. I played one of the SUBs and a Sterling. I would've gotten to the Ray but I fell in gearlust with the Sterling...it's a metallic orange one... mmmmmm =0) But, with the Sterling the signal was much louder into the amp than the SUB, to the point of overdriving it a little (either the pre or the speakers, it was a GK Stack). Is this the result of Active vs Passive? (dont know if the SUB was passive, but it had just bass/treb/mid knobs) Would I have the same problem between a Sterling and a passive bass at home (gibson), and is there an internal gain trim i could set like there is on my Curbow? ahhh, GAS.