A few days ago I made the discovery that if I lower the volume on my completely passive Bob Glaub BEAD P-bass to 90% instead of full on %100 like I usually keep it it makes a world of difference. At %100 it's muddy and a tad distorted. At %90 it sounds just right . The pickups are actually pretty low (almost all the way down for the B and D) as I've balanced them myself so I know it's not because of too much pu height. I thought it was an eq problem for the longest. I talked to a much more knowledgeable friend of mine and he said I was overdriving the pu's and some passive instruments aren't supposed to be run at %100 volume. I wanted to put this little tidbit of info out there for anyone else experiencing similiar problems with their passive basses. Opinions?