A few weeks ago I queried TB'ers about the different G&L basses and decided on the ASAT. A week later, an ASAT came up on auction (vintage white with rosewood board) and I won the bid on it -- it's on the way! I mostly like the passive sounding basses and decided on the ASAT in part, because it can be switched to passive, but yesterday I read something that made it sound like the passive mode was built in almost as an emergency feature to use when the battery dies. Do any of you G&L players leave it on passive as your normal mode? Thanks!