Need Help With Rewiring SD Lightning' Rods in Passive

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by OneMoreRobot, Jan 28, 2013.


  1. OneMoreRobot

    OneMoreRobot

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    I have a set of Seymour Duncan Lightnin' Rods pickups in my very first bass, an Aria P-bass copy. They came with an active harness and everything including the pots, which were super small. I don't have any of the pots, capacitor, or the battery clip anymore. I have no idea what happened to them. I really don't like having a battery, and I like passive tone just as much as active.

    Is it possible for me to hook these pickups up as passive pickups? I have some 500K pots, all I need is a capacitor and a jack.
  2. OneMoreRobot

    OneMoreRobot

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    I feel like I may be asking a very stupid question...
  3. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

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  4. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    yep, these are like EMGs in that the preamps are right inside the pickup housings; active only, no 9V=no sound.
  5. OneMoreRobot

    OneMoreRobot

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    Alright, do I have to use 100K pots? Those are difficult to find and I'd like to order from a site I trust... Could I use 250K
  6. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

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