I'm thinking of getting a spector NS2000Q-5 .. but after finding out that the pickups are passive I'm not so sure. I haven't had a chance to play it through an amp yet. Anyway, I own a samick 5 - artist series.. it really sucks but it has active pickups. I'm not really a fan of the passive sound. do you think the spector would still sound better ? I'd go play the spector through an amp but it's in a different city so I have to ask here.