i dont know if a thread like this one has been started. Are you using active or passive systems on your basses! i have been playing active ever since i started, but recently every studio that i walk into wants me to give them a passive type sound. so my question is , what do you prefer and why ? might be interesting to find out what everyones thoughts are about the subject. here is an example for debate . should i sell my MM stingray five ( i also have a lakland 55-94 with SD pickups) to get a really nice passive bass setup . eg lakland jo osborne series. any thoughts ?