i plan on getting a nordstrand MM pickup for my modulus flea bass very soon. i hear this is the pickup most suited for getting the old school stingray tone as well as warming up a very bright sounding bass. i am a complete newb when it comes to pickup so i have no idea how to wire it (series, parallel, just go passive, etc.) and i was hoping to get some opinions. i have an aguilar obp-1 pre in the bass that i was planning to use. basically i am after a more woody and thick sound. any suggestions? also, what are the benefits of going active? passive?