Question- I know Tony Kanal from No Doubt uses a Redburst Yamaha BB3000 but is this bass active or passive?. I see that Yamaha Japan do still make a Yamaha BB3000 in Redburst but as a passive bass. I have been looking for the same type of bass Tony Kanal Uses for a while and i may order one direct from Japan. Question 2. If i did order a Yamaha BB3000 Would an outboard Pre-amp like Sadowsky etc be the best option for making the bass Active? Rock on!