If anyone's used reddit, I would have posted this under "no stupid questions". I'm serious though. My experience with electric basses has always been a passive bass from my first squire P bass, to a thunderbird, to a schecter (which i left flat always) to a fender jazz bass. Now I've got a sadowsky mv5 and a sire v7. to put it simply there are too many knobs. I've only played them out a little bit and I've only ever used them passively. I'd like to take advantage of the preamp but I'm not sure what it's used for? I dont understand how it can add different sounds (coming from passive basses and upright bass). Is there like a video explaining this or any advice on how to explore the two basses. The lazy part of me wants to save up and replace the preamp on the sire with a sadowsky so I don't have to learn two systems haha. Thanks!