1 DCBirdMan 5 months ago For some reason I have gotten interested in the Music Man single pickup bass... sure seem to be a lot of variants. I guess Ernie Ball got them when Music Man went down in the 80s some time. All are active electronics? This is one case where I heard the newer ones are better than older ones, that have crispy/fried 40 year old activec electronics and newer ones havec a more modern design and components. I guess there was a lower priced Asian version... probably had to be that.