I've got an Ibanez GSR205EX (5-er, active, 34" scale) which died out a few days back. On further inspection/experimentation I found out that one of the connectors(battery to input jack) has come loose. Having owned two basses earlier with passive electronics(hassle-free), I intend to convert this baby of mine to a passive. After a little research, I found out that this can be easily done if the bass has passive p-ups and an active preamp. Luckily, this bass of mine sports two passive p-ups with two volume pots(one for each pickup), one master tone pot and one "PHAT II EQ" pot which more or less just boosts the low-end(no cut). Since it already sports separate volume knobs for each pickup and a master tone knob, I'm guessing the surgery will be easier than most. I'll upload pictures of the open back compartment soon. I'm new to soldering and bass electronics for the most part. Any help would be appreciated. Also, this being my only bass at the time being, I seek "tried-and-tested" instructions, diagrams and, if possible, pictures. (Or is it too risky a procedure that should be done only by professionals?) I also read up that i might have to use different pots? I've google-d a million things but still haven't been able to find out if my bass has 50K or 250K/500K pots. That is not an issue, though. I'm willing to first try the available pots before I swap them out and experiment(I understand that the impedance might be an issue which will affect my output/volume). Before the active/passive debate begins, I just want to state that my experience with active electronics has not been great. In fact, this is the first active bass I have ever owned and it was a disappointment. The signal always has excess gain, over-driving my amp at home, college and shows. To compensate for this, I'd have to roll-off on both pickup volumes, quite a bit on the tone and if I intend to boost the low-end with the PHAT II EQ, I'd have to roll-off the setting further down to stop the signal getting too hot. I'm open to suggestions, though. As of now, I need to go passive as I cannot afford a new preamp.