So I'm going to be getting a new bass soon and am planning on doing some modding right away. The first thing I need to decide is if I want to go active or passive eq. The thing is, I've never owned a passive 5er and those I've played- only in music stores w/ poor set up- have sounded weak on the B. I know a lot of TBers prefer passive basses, but don't know their string arrangement. To be honest, I rarely tweak the eq on my bass, preferring to find my tone through my amp. Right now I'm looking at the V/V/T/T passive harness at BestBassGear or a Bartolini preamp; but I'm really leaning towards the passive for all the options it gives. I guess what I really want to know is: can a B sound good, even great, through a passive set up?