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55-01 Passive / Active

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ODDBALL, Jun 9, 2005.


  1. ODDBALL

    ODDBALL Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Salida, CA
    When you upgrade to the NTMB pre it would be a true Passive / Active switch right? Can somebody please explain if I am understanding this. :D
     
  2. Yes, that's right. The standard preamp in the 55-01 has an "EQ-bypass", but it still has to have a charged battery to operate. Dead battery = no sound even with the bypass switch pulled. The Bart NTMB can be set up with a true active/passive switch, and the pre-wired control harnesses usually have that included. If you order the 55-01 with the NTMB from the factory, it will definately have an active-passive switch.

    Mike
     
  3. ODDBALL

    ODDBALL Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Salida, CA
    Yea, I had it ordered from the factory. So it will have the switch? :)
     
  4. Well, I could be wrong, but since it's also the same preamp as on the 55-02, and the description for that says "Master volume (pull up for preamp bypass)", I'd say that you'll have one.

    Mike
     
  5. ODDBALL

    ODDBALL Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Salida, CA
    Thanks for the info. :D