I found a Schecter Raiden Elite 5 for $275, but the active pick-ups have been converted to passive. Is it still a good buy?

I play a 4 string SR series Ibanez right now, so it would definitely be an upgrade in quality. I would probably use the Schecter for my band bass, as we play in drop-C, and use the Ibanez as my lesson bass to learn theory, scales, etc in standard tuning.

I know that passive vs. active is kind of a personal preference thing, but any input would be appreciated.

Thank you!
Well the seller should give you the original pickups. What pickups are in now?

If you get a 5 string bass you don't have to change tuning for standard lol its BEADG.