Hello fellow bass maniacs! Please don't rag on me for asking a question that may have been asked and answered because I did search for this and I couldn't find the answer yet. So maybe now you guys can give me some info on my question: When you have active pickups do you have to change the battery quite often? If you have passive pickups and an active equalizer (eg. Ibanez Soundgear) do you have to change a battery quite often? Or can you play through the passive pickups even if the equalizer doesn't have a battery in the guitar? I am looking into an Ibanez Soundgear which has passive PU but an active EQ. Do some have a switch so you can use active or passive? I would like to never change a battery but please let me know anyway. Thanks guys.