#1
Hi! So i bought my first eletric guitar, a ibanez GRG121DX and today i was messing with the guitar and decided to open the only cavity the guitar has. To my suprise there is no battery whatsoever. Is there a possibility my pickups are passive ? They look 100% like active one's. Thanks
#2
Gio Ibanezes don't come with actives stock. Pics would help us identify what you have.

Research the EMGHZ pickups. They are passive and have the same cover as their actives.
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#4
The stock pickups could be mistaken for active pickups, so I'm guessing it's just the stock pickups metalmingee. Safe to say they're passive if he can't find a battery though.

May I ask why you assumed they were active and if it makes a difference to you that they aren't? And if so, what difference does it make?
#5
I K0nijn I As a begginer guittarist it doesn't make difference to me because i probabily couldn't even tell the difference between actives and passives xD. I assumed they were active because of their look. They look exactly like EMG's
#6
Guys i already figured it out, i went to ibanez website and they really are passive pickups. Thanks for the help anyway
#7
Just wondering. :-)
Could've been the person who sold you the guitar that told you they were active or whatever else.

Enjoy your guitar, man!