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Ibanez BTB - Active to Passive?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by MothBox, Nov 22, 2012.


  1. MothBox

    MothBox

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    Oct 25, 2010
    I've seen a few queries on altering active basses to passive but I've still got some concerns.

    I've got a BTB405 which has an active pre-amp inside. I don't use the settings the pre-amp, much prefer working with the amp-cab itself. So, I'm thinking of making altering it from active to a passive bass.

    What I'd like to get is pickup selection (back, front, both), tone and volume. Thats all I really need. I'd leave additional pots on the bass rather than leaving holes in the body.

    Will this cause a deterioration in the sound out of the cab? With amp-head adjustments compensate for any loss in the signal - if there is any loss at all?

    Has anyone got any experience of this sort of conversion, any advice etc?
     
  2. Sahe_Bassist

    Sahe_Bassist

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    Jun 27, 2010
    Location:
    Tampa, Florida, USA
    bump because im looking to turn mine passive also...

    anyone just taken theres down to v/v/t?
     

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