Does anyone know whether this guitar has active or passive pickups? It has a H-S-S configuration. I'm asking because I've noticed that it sounds louder than my Schecter C-1 Classic (same amp settings, volume, everything) which has passive pickups (JB/Jazz) and I want to know why. Thanks!

Active pickup's arn't made to output at a greater volume. They have a pre-amp making the tone brighter and clearer.
Alright. Does anyone know why the Peavey sounds louder than the Schecter though? :S