I really dont know. I guess passives are supposed to have a more punchy sound, while with an active bass i could dial in a really distinct tone. I need to know for my next bass purchase.
The general consensus would be EMG. I'm not a huge fan of them, but they can get very nice tones, sound very modern, and are perfect for metal.
I despise EMG pickups for the most part. But I think he's asking if active or passives would be better for metal.

I'd probably say actives, you could probably get something that sounds harsher but overall it's your call. Plus you could find a perfect tone from a passive bass.
2006 Warwick
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