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