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It means the humbuckers require batteries to operate. This disables some noise, and gives you a higher output. As for the bass, no idea.

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active electronics means that they are passive pickups with an active preamp
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It means the humbuckers require batteries to operate. This disables some noise, and gives you a higher output. As for the bass, no idea.


how long do the batteries last?
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active electronics means that they are passive pickups with an active preamp

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Gives you a much bigger palette when trying to find the right tone. Less noise, just remember to take out the jack when you're not playing because it drains the battery.
Battery life depends on how often you play it but expect around 6 months?
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active electronics means that they are passive pickups with an active preamp


This is what it should mean, though it may mean active pickups as well/instead.

The batteries last months if you remember to unplug your bass when not in use.
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ok, thanks...just one more question...the Ibanez GSR200 doesnt mention an active pickup, but does mention an "Active EQ with Phat II Bass Boost"...do i need to swithc the batteries on this too?
#9
Anything active needs batteries. Again, it will last months if you unplug when you aren't playing. MY battery which ame with my bass is still going strong after 8 months.
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Active is synonymous with "Battery Required" almost. If you unplug it will indeed last a long long time, so if anyone bitches about how changing the battery is going to be a pain, don't listen.

I have a Sound Gear 400. When the battery dies, the bass is dead as if it is not plugged in. If this helps you at all.
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it means it sounds more modern, is more adjustable, and may have an onboard equalizer (bass, mid, treble)

it also means it has a battery and you have to unplug when you're done. so be careful.

play it first though.
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