Active and passive pickups. Im aware that active pickups are meant to give a better sound quality, but im also told that because my amp (a laney hcm120b) has the option of an active or a passive input it doesnt make any difference to the sound. Is this true? and if it isnt, do you think it is worth spending an extra 50% or there abouts getting a bass with active pickups. Do take into account that ive been playing for a year only and im crap either way. Thanx.