I've been having a ground problem with my passive pickups, If I by active (the Blackouts!) will it take care of my ground problem? I have never used active pickups before and I got this from Wikipedia - The main advantages of active pickups are that they are hum and noise free, at least compared to their passive single coil counterparts, as they require no ground wiring to connect to ground, which also may isolate the player from being electrocuted, should the wiring elsewhere, in other equipment such as a guitar amp, have become hazardous in any way.