Tim1 wrote:I will stick my neck out here and state that I have never managed to bond with active basses. I have owned my share - Pedulla, Fender American Deluxe, early Peavey Dynabass, Musicman (the closet I came to a keeper), and a few others I have forgotten over the years. Definitely a matter of preference, but I do not slap for me passive basses feel more "organic" and sit in the mix more naturally. No doubt style dependent, but for this old rocker/bluesman give me a passive jazz or precision into an all tube amp and the groove seems to come a lot more easily.
i pretty much play my g&l in passive, unless i really need to... and all my other basses are passive so don't worry bout your neck!