|westy1970 ||03-05-2013 02:16 PM |
Passive pickup question
I have a 2010 Fender P Bass Deluxe. I have always used the active pickups and never switched to the passive. (New bass player) I was playing the other day and switched over and I can't hear the bass at all. My inline tuner doesn't even work. I have done no mods to this bass at all. Should I contact Fender about this? What are possible problems? I am asking because I am thinking of selling it to buy a Jazz bass.
|bakerbass ||03-05-2013 02:24 PM |
Perhaps you were playing in passive all along, and you've just got a flat battery. Forgive me if this is not what's actually happening, just the first thing that comes to mind.
|jim777 ||03-05-2013 02:29 PM |
My thought as well. I believe the P Bass deluxe has passive pickups, and an active/passive preamp. It doesn't have active pickups. If it makes sound in one preamp mode and not the other first step should be replace the battery and try both modes again.
|Rip Topaz ||03-05-2013 02:29 PM |
+1. That's my guess, too. You've been playing in passive all along. Change the battery and switch to active. :)
|westy1970 ||03-05-2013 02:38 PM |
I'll give it a try. Thanks.
|westy1970 ||03-05-2013 04:21 PM |
Batteries (2) fixed it. Thanks for helping a NUB.
|jim777 ||03-06-2013 07:33 AM |
So, now that you've tried the active mode on that bass what do you think of it? Still thinking of ditching it for a Jazz or has the new sound flexibility changed your opinion of the bass?
|westy1970 ||03-06-2013 07:37 AM |
I really love the p bass sound. It compliments what I play really well. I am just more of a jazz neck kinda guy. It's really a pickle.
|bakerbass ||03-06-2013 11:54 PM |
Remember to unplug your cable from the bass when you're not using it (overnight etc). The socket on the bass is a switch for the power to the preamp, and the batteries are being used when it's plugged in.
|westy1970 ||03-07-2013 07:29 AM |
That explains what happened to my two new batteries. :)
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