The Active/Passive switch couples the great sounding passive hum-cancelling J pickups directly to the output and engages the passive tone control in tandem, with the volume pot. When in the active mode, the 3-band preamp takes over, with Bass, Mid, and Treble controls, offering cut/boost at just the right frequencies. This is an awesome playing and sounding lightweight modern instrument. It is made with a basswood body with a flamed maple top, bolted to a maple neck and fret board, has an asymmetrical neck profile, and is super versatile all thanks to the active/passive, Bass, Treble, and Mid controls of the awesome versatile pre-amp making it capable of just about any style. Pristine Auctions is an authorized MTD Dealer.What sets us apart from our competition is that we perform a professional setup on every single instrument that comes through our shop regardless of the price point. Thank you very much for looking at my item, and please feel free to look at my other items listed. The item "MTD Kingston Series Saratoga Deluxe 5 String Bass Trans Black Burst Brand New" is in sale since Tuesday, December 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Bass Guitars". The seller is "pristine_auctions" and is located in Peckville, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.