Saw this Ibanez Musician MC924 for sale at a store here in Singapore. From the serial number it appears to have been made in 1982. Pickups and electronics work fine in both passive and active mode, although the 'Hi" pot on the 3-band EQ seems to do nothing at all. I haven't opened the cavity at the back to check the wiring out yet tho. Playability is excellent, no neck warp etc. Frets are a little worn out tho, but nothing really serious. Sounds kinda like a cross between a Fender Jazz and an Alembic. Nice punchy attack when played with a pick. The downside? This bass is HEAVY. Probably the heaviest bass I've played so far. All in all, I think its a great bass tho, and heres the kicker - I managed to talk the owner into selling it to me for $500 (US$290)! Oh.. theres a small metal plate covering the battery compartment and the screw securing it looks pretty well worn out, so I'm going to have to figure out how to get that open. Any ideas?