Quick question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by El Spearo, Mar 17, 2014.


  1. El Spearo

    El Spearo

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    Very quick question, does anyone know if the pick ups in a ESP LTD B206 SM are active or passive? I'm trying to order a obp3 preamp and my bass is at home.

    Thanks!
  2. line6man

    line6man

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    It won't matter whether they are active or passive, unless you intend to change the pots.
  3. El Spearo

    El Spearo

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    I am getting it prewired, so I need to know before I order. Thanks!
  4. JustForSport

    JustForSport

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    Didn't find anything definitive on the pickups-
    best to take the time to pull the control cover and verify whether there is/or not a hot (9v) lead/wire going to each pickup before ordering a pre-packaged preamp.
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  6. El Spearo

    El Spearo

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    Thanks for the repies
  7. wcriley

    wcriley

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    The pickups in my (pre-SM) B206 are passive.
  8. El Spearo

    El Spearo

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    Thanks mate. I had a look last night and they are indeed passive. I might record a couple of clips tonight for an A/B.

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