I've been playing bass for almost 3 years. 1 year in a metal band. I picked up a rig about 8 months ago. I found a warm loud tone that I really liked, and stuck with it. For the new material we are working on I want a tighter, more compressed sound, that still cuts through the insanity of the triple rectifier, and 5150 I play next to. I play a G&L L2000 (tuned: C-F-A#-D#) through a Trace Elliot GP7SM 250. With a Genz benz 2x10, and a Genz benz 15. The Trace has lots of options for tweaking icluding a 7 band eq. My bass has 2 humbuckers with switchable passive/active modes. I prefer the passive. Would switching to active help me find the tighter sound im looking for? I know i can get a large array of sounds out of my setup...but i'm not sure how to properly tweak it. Can anyone give me any pointers?