A friend of mine(a long time guitar pro) Vistited today. He told me that Bass guitars, and electronic stringed instruments in general, that have active electronics tend to be of low guality. In his own words: "If i were you i'd avoid basses with active electronics, at least in the sub-1k$ price range. They tend to Crack, pop, and sizzle." Is this true? On another, almost related note. Is .290$ a good deal for an Ibby BTB-300 FM-AMB?