I just picked up a Hohner steinberger copy with no pickups or electronic components of any kind. I have heard it said that these basses sound better active. I want to things as cheaply as possible with this bass. I am considering buying some EMG selects (yeah i know they arent the greatest, but they're cheap). Could I just add a 9v to the circuit to make it active? How exactly would I do that? I know I would only have tone and vol. control on the bass but if i got more juice out of the pickups it might be worth a try. Forgive my ignorance is this is a ridiculous question.