I'd just like to share something that I just did while goofing around with my active EQ on my Ibanez ATK300. I've been GASing pretty hard for a P Bass, but my ATK is my baby and I thought I'd see what I can do to achieve a thick ATK humbucker tone combined with that P Bass bite. Heres a basic step-by-step of what I did: 1.) Flip ATK character switch to the neck ("trad") position. This achieves a sound like a humbucker trying to imitate a single coil, but doesn't quite do it as well as the next few steps will. 2.) FULLY cut bass and mid controls on the onboard preamp, leaving the treble set flat. 3.) EQ'd my Sansamp Para Driver to have a nice balanced level of bass and mids (actually a small bump in the mids for my personal preference), but a little less treble than I would normally go for. Boosting the drive control here just enough to bring up the levels lost by cutting the EQ and adding some more snarl which contributes to the passive "bite." In effect, I now have no boosted EQ and the treble control on the preamp functions as a cut-only tone control. The reason I lowered the treble on the Sansamp is to not overload and get that horrid "tinny" tone. It kind of defeats the purpose of an onboard preamp, but that tone... so much passive bite while maintaining that thick, chunky humbucker tone! Definately a unique approach which leaves me the versatility of the active EQ if I need it while at the same time curbing my GAS for a P Bass Any thoughts? Anyone ever done something similar?