I've had this bass for a good 7 years now. It sounds pretty good and it's active. It has a bolt-on neck with no backplate - holes and washers instead. The serial number (C 904291)is on the very end of the fingerboard near the backwards-way round P style pickup. I've put masking tape over the pickups because they squeal if I touch them (I don't know why is squeals but the tape stops it). Otherwise, they would be black with two metal stripes on each. The controls are Volume, Pickup balance, Bass boost/cut and Treble boost/cut. All but the volume have a center detent. Any info on what this model is called, where they were made and when would be very interesting for me. Thanks, Josh.