Originally Posted by Musicman1901
What sounds bad about with an active bass? I'm interested but my bass is active and a very hot bass as well.
When I play a passive bass through it, the harmonics sound great. In the upper registers is sounds like a vintage fuzz and down low it has lots of growl and mids, and the compression is pleasant to the ear. Also, the since it's gated, the threshold for the noise gate just sounds "right" for lack of a better word.
My active basses seem to not gel with the noise gate. When I pluck lightly it burps and farts and sounds inconsistent, not to mention the overdrive goes from smooth/creamy to buzzy and nasally. It's not pleasant.
I've heard that modding an impedance buffer into the input can help the problem. I just don't want to expend the time or money. Rather just stick with my Oxide.