Does anyone know why the pickups are not in the standard locations on these basses? I wondered if maybe the active circuit was based on an existing Cort design and the pickups were moved to suit that circuit. I'm thinking that at some point I might make this a passive bass, possibly with different pickups, but with the unique pickup positioning maybe it will always be challenging to get a 'vintage' passive sound from it. I have run the standard pickups through my outboard passive circuit and it sounds OK. I don't really have anything to use as a reference to compare it to though. I think I have read amongst the 40 pages of this thread that a few people have gone the 100% passive route with these. If you are one of those people, how did that work out?