Hey guys, just secured myself some EMG P and J 35's. Unlike a lot of active basses, the pups themselves are active, not the preamp (this is dur for a lot of you, I know). Which means I can't go active/passive, I get only active. Which is gonna be new. Is there anything I should be aware of with the pups themselves being active, instead of the preamp? And now the glowering part: Whoo! I just went way up on the totem there. Now, I don't have to worry about the horrible output of the normal crappy Ibanez pups, or the popping of strings hitting pole pieces when I dig in! Plus I did measuring, and I'll be able the affixe the battery box (that's coming with the EMGs) to the control cavity plate with very little strain. Finally, this bass that I love so much is gonna take a step up from sentimental keeper to workhorse keeper! (also coming in is a new brige!) Thanks to MDogg for the parts, and I'll let y'all know when I get everything up and running.