Thinking and speking about it... A friend of mine in a Italian foruma says to me "you're ok that a G&L sounds good but maybe a MM can sound well in passive mode also." So excluding the preamp and the electronic, make an imagination, a MusicMan can sound good? Or almost good as a good G&L... My G&L...? Please tell me what do you think about it, i will transfer your questions to my italian friend!! Ciao!