Hi all, I'd like to make my LTD B-206 passive by eliminating the active preamp because I can't stand the constant fear of it dying on me mid-gig. I wasn't that worries about it until just now: before heading to a gig last night, I put a new Duracell 9V in. Afterwards the test strip thingy indicated it was only less than half charged (after only an hour of playing). However, I'm afraid a conversion won't be possible: -a red cable and a black one coming from the battery into the control cavity -one thicker red wire and two black ones going from the electronics cavity into the body. Does this mean the pickups are active as well and that it can't be made passive without a pickup replacement? I'm not sure about what pickups/preamp are in my bass. I bought it second-hand and doesn't seem to be in production any longer (it has a flamed top, not the current spalted top). If the electronics are still the same, the pickups are ESP SB-6s with an ESP ABQ-3 preamp. If it is possible to make it passive, could anyone please explain how to go about it in the easiest possible way, or direct me to a detailed guide? Thanks!