I have two guitars, one with "passive" pickups and one with "active" pickups.
Although I looked on the web, I'm not really sure to understand what is the difference in terms of sound.
Yes my guitars sound different and the "active" one sound crappy if I remove the batteries but I'm interested to know what are the benefits and drawbacks of active pickups?
I see a drawback : it needs batteries !
And I'm not sure but I think that it has an easier tendency to produce a "larsen" sound (just personal experience during rehearsals).