So I've been out of the bass game for a while, but after over a year of being a full time bassist (and using my vocalist's affinity p/j) I decided to take the plunge and buy my first bass in almost 10 years. The guitarist in my band just bought a squier baritone jazzmaster (30" scale) tuned in drop A so I figured I'd invest in a decent 5 string so I could match his low end without sacrificing the ability to play fills in the upper range. So I decided to buy this used 5 string Peavey Dyna bass. It's in need of a set up and a few sharp fret ends that need filed, but the frets surprisingly have very little wear considering it's age and the body only has a couple small nicks. As someone who has spent most of thier life as musician on six string guitars and 4 string basses the move from 4 to 5 strings has been pretty easy. The neck is super thin and not too wide, but the strings spacing isn't too narrow either. According to the serial number among other things it looks like it's a later production year (1994 I'm pretty sure). It's hard to find specs on this and it looks like there were a few incarnations of the Dyna bass. One with a painted bolt on neck, 4+1 headstock, pointy headstock with pin striping and the old Peavey logo, single coil super ferrite pups, and a 5 knob control scheme. The TL which had neck through construction and Schaller made p/j pickups. The version I have with the soapbar pickups and script logo on the headstock. There's also a version that came later in the life cycle with same specs as mine but with the Peavey block letter logo on the headstock. Apparently these had pretty low production numbers and we're quickly replaced by the cirrus bass. I'm mainly looking for specs so I can figure out what kind of pickups these are (humbuckers, single coils, etc?). It has an active preamp, but that's not really something I need or want in a bass. I prefer simpler more straight forward control layouts so there's less variables that could go wrong in a live setting. It does have a switch that bypasses the preamp in case of a battery failure, which leads me to believe the pickups themselves are passive. If that's the case, would it be possible to wire the guitar with a vol/vol/tone control layout and just take the preamp out? Or even possibly repurpose the bypass switch as a pickup selector or, better yet, a kill switch? Also whats on the market for good 5 string bass pickups these days? Like I said, I've been oitoof the loop for bass gear for a long time, and am evenemore oblivious when it comes to 5+ strings. It looks like the housing dimensions measure 3 3/4" x 1 3/8", not including the mounting screws. I'll be tuned in drop A, and my main priorities are note definition in the low end and the ability to really cut through the mix. Anyways, enjoy the pics, and if you can help answer any of those questions it would be much appreciated as always.