This might be a silly question.. but would it be better to have an active (maybe even juiced up with 18v vs. 9v) bass or a passive bass paired with a low power amp? I just bought the Ampeg PF-50T and love it. I've had many amps before, tube and solid state, but this thing is definitely one of the sweetest. The only problem is the headroom, since it is only 50 watts. I have an 810, so it can be plenty loud.. but I also want to be able to maximize my clean headroom for any reason. So, without suggesting other amps or cabs (this is strictly a question about an active vs. passive bass), do any of you have any advice? I'm playing with a 2006 Skyline DJ4 with Aero pups (passive) currently, but am planning on building a bass, too.