I played an early 70s jazz bass today. It had been improved with a badass bridge and active pickups. It didn't sound like a Fender. If people want basses with active pickups and high sustain, tone soaking bridges, why do they convert Fenders? Why not get a bass that does all this in the first place? I am ridiculously old fashioned when it comes to Fenders. I have yet to play an active Fender I liked. I love the classic Fender bridge and the big ugly tuners. I think the passive pups on the MIA models are excellent...and I have been through Barts, Seymour Duncans, Dimarzio. I still think that Fender pickups sound best. Meaningless drivel, or does anyone else agree with me?