Originally Posted by john nam
just spoke with a tech that converted a stingray to passive and he said the output was super low, that the pickups were low impedance, like around 1k whereas passive pickups are 7-8k. does anyone know if there is a schematic out there to make the passive mode have a higher output without changing the pickups?
a stingray wired passive will still have decent outpul, its not like when you pull the battery from a ray. the humbucker is 2 coils wound to around 4k and in parrallel which brings it to around 2k. a jazz bass with two pickups dimed would have their resistance cut in half as well and the volume is still fine.
the pickup is fed directly into the input of the pre and the volume is after the preamp. you could wire up volume and an active passive switch before the input of the pre just like you would on a jazz.