There is only one reason behind this... I am bored. Well, no, that's not true. The reason I'm doing this is because I am making a bass to leave at our summer home so I can not worry about carrying my Sterling back and forth. Bottom line, I'm taking an Ibanez GSR100EX and I want to throw a Nordstrand MM4.2 pickup in it and a John East BTB-01 2 Band Preamp as well. This makes it a decent enough bass that I won't even mind using it to record a bit. My question is: am I going to go through way too much trouble to make this thing active? Or can I do all of those mods without too much trouble? I've got no experience with modding or electronics or anything, but I've always wanted to give this a shot.