Anyone gone from playing passive basses to active or vice versa? What are your thoughts? Don't really mean for this to be a "which is better" type thread because both are great but having played nothing but passive basses for years and just buying an active bass, Had some interesting findings. I didn't really realize how much having EQ on my bass would make such a big difference. Being able to adjust my bass, mids and treble by reaching down rather than having to stop playing and turn knobs on an amp is big indeed. Im not the biggest fan of mids, but for some reason, the mid control on the Dimension bass I just picked up sounds great boosted a bit. I was able to boost my mids slightly in the middle of a song to cut thru the mix a bit better just by reaching down which was awesome. Same with the bass and treble boost/cut. Really digging the sound. Another thing of a note is I seem to get more even volume across all strings and every note sounds great, especially my F (first fret E) that would always give me trouble on most passive basses, just wouldnt punch thru the same as the other notes. Everything punches thru better and seems to sound cleaner and more defined with this bass. Now I am on the look out for more active basses!