So my passive MiKro has a noise issue, I thought it was because of the tapewound strings (They make the miKro sound HUGE!), So I changed them out for SS 1/2 rounds, thinking that would ground better and the noise would stop. No change at all, so I put the tapes back on. Seems like proof to me that tapes do not effect the grounding of my bass (and the MiKro needs some sheilding). Anyone using tapewounds with an active bass? Any issues? Just got me an ibanez SR500PB that I ordered some laBella tapes for.