Bill taking the battery out of my ray 35 make it passive?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by atracksler, Mar 23, 2014.


  1. atracksler

    atracksler Supporting Member

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    I love my rate 35, but it seems to be putting out so much juice, I was wondering if I just took the battery out, would it turn it into a passive bass? Or would it make it not work.? I would try it out, but I left it at church for the week so I don't have it in front of me to test with.
  2. bassthumpersf

    bassthumpersf

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    No.
    Who's Bill and why is he stealing your battery?
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  3. Bassmanmike1

    Bassmanmike1 Supporting Member

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    Beat me to it. :D
  4. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies Supporting Member

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    Tell Bill that it will just make your bass not work.
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  6. Ian774

    Ian774

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    I just can't stop laughing now... You made my day.
  7. DannyBob

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    If Bill takes it out it should be passive. Anyone else, and no, it won't work.
  8. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    It worked just fine on pre EB models but the signal coming from the PU is very weak.
  9. mmbongo

    mmbongo I like turtles. Supporting Member

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  10. wild4oldcars

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    You could wire it passive if you wanted, with a volume, tone, and probably some coil stuff.
  11. atracksler

    atracksler Supporting Member

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    Ay yay yay... One measly typo (and it was dictated on my phone...)
  12. Beej

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    D'ya have a cold right now?

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