I've got a 5 string stingray copy(OLP Tony Levin ) with active 3 band and it seems to be clipping when I play hard. I don't have much experience with either the active or the low b string but I just started noticing this pretty recently. I use the active input on my amp and it still does it. Am I just being stupid and need to lighten up on the b string or is my bass messed up? Oh, yes, I did think to check the battery. It's like just a week or two ago I suddenly noticed this weird clipping when I play hard on the lower strings.