My first bass 30 years ago was a Fender Precision. I moved on to a Yamaha TRB5 (Mk1) then a TRB1005 And a couple of weeks ago a bought a really cheap acoustic with a piezo. - I hadn't played the fender for a while so I got it out. Its the loudest and gutsiest of the bunch, but they all sound like me. Then I played my son's very cheap Yamaha RBX160, still heavy. I'm wondering now. What's the deal with hot pickups and preamps? I still sound like me even on cheap passives. I was thinking about hotting up the RBX160 but now I'm not so sure.