So, I already have a small arsenal of passive basses (Iv'e always preferred 'em) (Ibanez Gsr200, Steinberger XT-2, Steinberger XL2, Geddy Jbass) However, the other day I was at GC and began to jam on an Ibanez Sr500. I absolutely loved the small size of the body and the super-thin (geddy-approved) neck. I began to paly around with the onboard Eq and found myself considering pulling the trigger on this. I have the money and would not mind using it for this bass. I must say though, the one factor that would settle my mind on this bass is this... Do active basses provide a more desireable instrument in the studio? I mean, passives are great for just about everything, but say I want to get a bit more funky or contour my sound mid-song, would an active bass like the Sr500 help me there? IF it were only for the simple convienience of not needing to change the eq set-up on my amp or the board and just being able to do it onboard my bass, I would buy this thing in a snap.