I’m looking to buy recording equipment, and I read I need a DI if my bass is passive. The thing is, I got this bass second-hand without a manual. I do know what model it is, but since it was made in Japan, it’s hard for me to find any thorough documentation on it, aside from a japanese magazine.
The model was said to be an Ibanez SR1000e, made in Japan in I believe 1989. The only difference I see between pictures I find online and the bass I have, is that the pickups in mine are “flat”, and in online pictures the metal dots in the pickups are visible. The bass has 3 knobs and a switch with 3 modes.
Does anyone maybe have an idea if this might be an active or passive bass? Or how I can find out? I’d very much prefer not to open it, as I’ve already broken my other bass by opening it up… and this one is far more expensive than the one I broke.
Thanks in advance!