Like a lot of us, we go thru several styles of basses. 2 volume controls 3 tone controls, winding/coil position switches. I recently bought a Fender Mex P with EMG's. So I am back to 2 knobs,,, My other bass has the 2 volumes, 3 tone controls, 18v for wide range of tones. But I am starting to like the simplistic approach of the P bass. The EMG's seem to have a little wider tone response. I don't have to worry about switches getting bumped, batteries, turning the wrong knob, etc. If I need a little different sound that the single tone control will not give me, I can tweak the amp. I am pretty old school and generally like only a few of types of sounds, this works well for me & type of music I play. Don't get me wrong, I still like the clean, punchy & deep mix of sounds I get from my active bass. How about you guys?