Mmm, I just got my Corvette standard 5-string in Bubinga wood with active electronics but with standard passive pickups after waiting 6-7 weeks. I'm really annoyed (and depressed!) as when I ordered the active electronic option I thought the bass was then fully active and that the active JJ's option were just better pickups although the shop didn't seem to know anything about them. The shop didn't tell me about the options at all so I have got a bass that isn't what I want. I talked with Pete the English Warwick distributer if I could exchange the pups for actives and pay a bit more but no can do, it's a dealers problem and not Warwick's I feel like forgetting Warwick now. Warwick's site makes out that the 5-string comes with active pickups anyway http://www.warwickbass.com/basses/corvette_standard.html I now want to throw my bass away and get an active bass but of course I've spent alot of money on it already and want the Warwick growl but at the moment the bass is a little flat! Is it easy to swap out the passives for actives if I get them? Would I need a Luther or can I do it easy myself? Hopefully the circuitry will be easy to install in the electronics compartment. Any advice would be appreciated. Cheers.