I’ve found this bass up for sale nearby. I’m looking for a relatively cheap backup bass and I think I’m going to give it a try.
It looks very nice and hopefully it’s easy to play. It’s also about 25 years old, if the internet is not too wrong, and has active electronics, or so it seems.
No idea how that ages. I should be able to notice physical damages, I’ll check the neck and truss rod - somebody suggested it in other topics. I’ll also bring a 9v battery in case the one in the bass is dead.
Is there anything I should check related to active electronics specifically? Assuming the owner let me check the electronic cavity, what signs could indicate that it is damaged or likely to die soon (assuming it sounds and feels nice in the first place)?
Also, assuming I would like to mod it in the future, is there a passive PJ configuration where 4 pots make sense? Or you just leave the pots there, even if they are not connected to anything?