So two questions in this one post. First of all I know the Ibanez SR500 takes a battery, so something is active, but on some websites they say it has passive pickups with active EQ, and some sites say the bass has active pickups! I am so confused, does this bass have active pickups or not? My deal is that I own a Radial J48 active direct box, and I want to buy the SR500 and I am just wondering if it will be a problem recording the SR500 through an active direct box, or would I need a passive one? If the SR500 had active pickups, I hear recording through an active direct box can add noise. But if the pickups on the SR500 are passive then it should be fine. Although it does seem like the EQ is active then. Anyone have any comments on this? THanks so much, look forward to your responses!