So, in my 30 years of playing bass, I've only owned passive basses, that's just what I'm into. At the same time, I'm not opposed to the idea of active basses, I mean, I would buy an active bass if I really dug one. The problem is, whenever I go into a guitar store and try out an active bass, I'm clueless as to how to use it. I don't really have any idea how to dial in a tone that I'm going to like. I just kind of fiddle with the EQ knobs like an idiot and just start playing it, not really knowing if the sound I'm hearing is the bass or the active EQ or what. I'm sure this must sound hilariously stupid to some of you guys out there, but yeah, I just don't know how to "use" an active bass. Is anyone else in the same boat or can anyone give me pointers on how I should dial in an active bass that I'm trying out in a guitar store?