This is just a general question as I'm not looking to upgrade or buy anything new (for the moment!), but my main player right now is a Stingray and I guess I always just assumed a 3 band cut & boost type EQ was the norm. Other than the Stingray I've always played passive basses, so I'm relatively unfamiliar with the intricacies and variations within the realm of Active EQ's. The other day I was perusing the Alleva Coppolo site and came across the description of their preamp. This line struck me as interesting: What makes it better? Does an active "cut" somehow affect tone in a negative way? I'm pretty happy with my stingray's EQ, but I am curious. And -- I'll use the Alleva Coppolo as an example here -- on a bass with a 2 band boost EQ I assume that in order to "cut" the mids you'd boost the treble and bass, right? So would there be any way to boost the mids with such a setup? Or do I have it all wrong?