I got a spector w/active eq and passive pups(both spector design BY emg), and I dont like the sound of it. I love the way the bass feels, but I cant help thinking it would sound 20 times better if it had the right guts. I also have an all passive fender and I LOVE the sound of it, but its not too great to slap on.I cant help but wonder what the spector would sound like w/the same insides as the fender. Are active systems generaly better or made for slap technique??? For some reason I'm thinking its the active/passive combination thats making me dislike it so. What do you think of those setups in general??? I'm lookn for a big gutsy ballsy tone like i get w/the fender, but w/the output and smoothness of actives. Any suggestions are appreciated, just please let me know WHY your preference sounds cool, so I might try and guess if I would like the tone as well. Thank You!!!!!!