Hi! I'm a little confused by the combination of passive pickups with active electronics. What is the purpose? I get passive...i get active, but what kind of sound is obtained when putting the two together. Is it a little bit of vintage (passive) with some modern zing(active)?? Also, would you plug one a bass with this package in a padded or unpadded input for optimum results?? Specifically, i'm speaking of the electronics package in the Warwick jazzman's. Thanks in advance!