Okay, so I like EMGs. But they seem very... I don't know... proprietary? They can only use their own preamps? I don't exactly know how or why, but they claim (or someone did)that the real preamp is built into the pickup itself. And the control setup is more of a remote or something? (And I mean preamps, not a tone knob, for those who are going to say it!) So what do you do if you like the clear, clean snappiness of an EMG... but would like active/passive operation, use of a Demeter or Aguilar (or others, please name them) preamp, or want to experiment with phase and parallel and other things? What pickups are capable of the snappy tone of an EMG with passive capability? (No barts, thanks. They make me ill... and not in a good Beastie Boy way.) Just wondering, I'm quite bored and have a thirst for product knowlege.