Alright, I've been a long time passive only bass player. My Lakland Darryl Jones has served me well for a long time. I fell in love with the new 2010 Fender American Deluxe Jazz bass and decided to sell my Lakland and buy one. I have a few questions, although I am not by any means a newbie, I have very limited experience with actives. First, I use a variety of pedals to achieve certain sounds. Because I use 6 pedals I experience some tone suck with my passive and had a high quality dedicated buffer built for the front end of my pedal board. This brought back the highs and clarity lost in my long cable runs. Now that I have an active bass I notice no tone suck and while in active mode clearly don't need my buffer pedal. My first question is....when my bass is switched to passive mode, will I need my buffer pedal again, or because it still has 2x9v batteries in it will it still be high impedance. My second question is...while in active mode would i benefit from placing my buffer at the end of my pedal board, or is this considered unnecessary while using an active bass? Thanks in advance to those with helpful advice.