|Kirk Bryant ||09-03-2013 11:27 PM |
Need J-Retro Pre info please!
So I've had a J Retro in a hod rodded jazz bass for several years and like it. I also have several other maks of pres in my basses to compare to. I just had a friend move the J ret. to a Minniweather 5er I bought a couple of yrs ago.
The real question is about active vs passive PUs. I thought it didn't matter whether you used ACTIVE or PASSIVE. My buddy said he thinks I need Active PUs, because it sounded like the signal was weak, I didn't think this sounded right. Also I think the pickups were wound by the builder and he has passed so I have no way of finding out about the PUs and his basses are pretty rare as I've only seen one other on TB.
Please give your wisdom oh wise ones!
Thanks in advance.
Peace capt. Kirk
|Munjibunga ||09-04-2013 12:17 AM |
No, you don't need active pickups. I've got a J-Retro pre in my Lakland JO5, and the pickups (Fralins) are passive. No volume problems. There are a couple pickup adjustment pots on the preamp. I'd try turning them up. Here are the instructions from the installation manual.
|Kirk Bryant ||09-04-2013 04:41 AM |
Wow Munji thanks so much, I didn't think it needed to be Active. You know it's funny cause after a couple years of not playing my Erick I finally inquired here and discovered there were internal pots in my Pre cavity and I dialed in a great tone in half an hour and now play it a lot.
|Kirk Bryant ||09-04-2013 04:42 AM |
Also want to thank you for being a great resource here. God bless.
|Munjibunga ||09-04-2013 02:39 PM |
|Funkinthetrunk ||09-04-2013 06:37 PM |
Though...EMGs do sound extremely awesome with the JRetro.
|uptowndirt ||09-08-2013 06:34 PM |
P retro with passive here and works great.
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