I have a Fender MIM Precision bass with this pickup http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Original-62-P-Bass-Pickup?sku=301602 He keeps telling me active is the way to go. He may be right because most high end basses do tend to be active >_> He wants to install these pickups http://emginc.com/displayproducts.asp?section=Bass&categoryid=24 In my guitar. He's charging me for the pickups but he's going to cut out the wood for free and install the pickups for free. I know this is a great deal (really cool guy btw he does it free because he says he loves working with basses) I am just nervous because I'm not sure if active is the way to go. I tend to play Steve Harris, Nikki Sixx, John Paul Jones, John Entwhistle, and Flea stuff. The only one of these I know that uses actives is Flea. Since most of the guys I play use passive pickups is this a good idea? I've also been wanting a j pickup in the bridge for a while anyway. Any pros and cons about active vs passive pickups?