Hello everyone, Some people say i’m Wrong or crazy! I’m only gigging in family or office parties and never or rarely use P. A. support. Throughout the years, I came up with those conclusions. 1. You either sit in the mix or cut through. Personally, I prefer the later one. 2. If you want to cut through the mix, you need an active bass or a very high wattage bass head. 3. Passive basses just sit in the mix, unless you use an outboard preamp or a 800 watts bass head. 4. Passive basses are great for recording and active basses are for live shows. Do you agree? Is that what you all mean by headroom? You need an amp with such power in order to cut thru the mix ? Or You need an inboard or outboard preamp to provide more oomph to the amp in order to sound huge?