Im considering the idea of converting my active bass to a passive one. Im unsure if ive got active or passive pickups or just a preamp in the bass, either way, i really want to know: 1. i have 4 knob controls, obviously some that control the active frequencies and all that, so if i make into passive, will some of them not work? 2. what will i lose or gain in tone by converting to a passive? (I actually feel theres too much power in my active bass, like my bass tone is so hard to control and dial in, i can do it so much more easier with my passive other bass, so thats why i want to do it) 3. my bass is a five string, will that mean that if i make it passive, will i lose clarity on that string as the active facility is clarifiying the notes? many thanks again for everyones help and help of those on my other threads, (i know i ask a lot of quesitons!) thanks guys!