Well, last night at practice I tried out my passive mode for the first time on my new 55-01 (bart electronics, played into 2000rb and 2x12 avatar neo) and was amazed at how it opened up the tone. I've been messing with this bass trying to get a good tone in the active mode but it has always sounded compressed to me, and lacks punch or dynamics. Has anyone else experienced using the passive mode with this bass, is this just maybe a preference of active vs passive thing for some people? I would like to take advantage of the eletronics in this bass, but it seems that my only next step maybe would be to do some extreme boosting with the on-board preamp, something I dont like to do. I usually set in flat and roll off some treble and maybe add a bit of mid. Anyone with setting suggestion with their 55-01? Thanks for any info!