I have played only passive basses until acquiring my SR300M and have seriously been thinking of giving something different a try compared to my normal nickel rounds. What throws me off is this, the active EQ can vary the sound so much (I'm and active bass noob, so even thes EQ seems very potent to me) I am not sure I know where I want the tone to start before EQing. What do you all prefer on active basses? Is it totally different than your passive basses? And yes, I am aware of all the variables, but more opinions are better than not asking for fear of the TB troll army.