I'm looking at getting a Warwick Corvette standard fretless in the very near future. Only trouble is I can't make up my mind whether to go for active or passive. I know a lot of you guys belive that passive on a fretless brings out it's true organic qualities. Tho the active MEC's would give be a lot more tone control, esp playing live. I am so used to adjusting the eq on my Thumb bass for different songs, that I would prob feel more comfortable with the same active system. But will I get as good a sound? Alt the passives would give me a completely contrasting texture to my active thumb, forcing me to choode the right sound for each song, but I don't particularly want to hav eto adjust my levels each tome I change bass, the actives would have the same output level. Also when I bypass the active circuitry by pulling on the vol knob, it is supposed to become passive. Is this a true passive. If so I will go for actives, as the bypass mode sounds exactly the same as the engaged mode set on flat. If not, I going to speand a long time trying both out. I'm also looking at getting the optional fishman piezo fitted, to give me more acoustic sounds, which I would think would sound great on a fretless. Anyone have any opnions on this pickup. Is it active? does it only work with the active basses, or can it be installed on the passives too?