#1
What is the point of having an "active" pickup, and what advantages or drawbacks does it imply as opposed to the "passives"?
#2
Actives can give off a lot of gain without being muddy or dark, if high-output pup is passive its usually very dark, and sometimes muddy.

Passives can have a larger range of different tones, they're also easy to wire and mod.
Ibanez -> Peavey -> Eardrums

Apparently I'm on some list of people to listen to..?