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Spector Legend 5 pickup question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by BackonBass13, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. BackonBass13

    BackonBass13 Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2013
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    Would it make any real tonal difference to change out my SSD passive pups for EMG active?? The preamp in the Legend is the Mini Tone Pump off 9 volts.
  2. Bredian


    Apr 22, 2011
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    I had a Q5 (legend predecessor) with the EMG HZs (passive pups with active pre)... dead passive unless the tone was cranked and I didn't appreciate the variation - you SHOULD notice a change moving to an active set, as their higher end basses use EMG active pups.

    I didn't bother and sold it. Nicely built Korean model though.

    2/13 edit

    last night I rehearsed with a new set of active EMG PJx series.... wow.

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