A really stupid question...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by High C's, Apr 28, 2002.

  1. High C's

    High C's

    Jan 28, 2002
    i heard recently (i believe from here) that bart pick-ups are passive and that their pre-amps are made specialy for the pick-ups. i was thinking about getting a bart pre-amp and a question came to mind: do the bart pre-amps have an active/passive switch?

  2. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    tain't stoopid at all :)

    The "harnesses" page (click) at the Bart site says for
    some extra $$$, they'll add a push/pull, active/passive
    switch to the volume control.
  3. High C's

    High C's

    Jan 28, 2002
    I'm not familiar with a push/pull switch on the volume control. how, exactly does it work?

    and if you don't add the $$$ there wont be an actice/passive switch at all?
  4. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Normally, ya' twirl the volume round & round in say, the "X" axis.
    The switch part works in the "Y" or vertical axis.


    Here's yet another page from the Bart site -- click.
    Push == Active, Pull == Passive.

    I guess so. Unless ya' order the "HR-2.2AP" model harness.
    It's a Vol/Tone unit with an active/passive push/pull on the
    volume control.
  5. Hmmmmm.........methinks it's time for a re-think on what's going to go into my hot-rodded Squire. This might be better than the Aguilar OBP-1 plus a bunch of extra pots.

    Rock on
  6. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Stacked pots can be a source of great wackyness as well.
    Volume/tone, lo-mid/hi-mid, etc. Maximum knob-age, minimummm...

    They gave me the idea on how to wire my next futzin' project -
    a yammer bbn4f with two DiMarzio Ultra-Jazzezzss humbuckers.
    D'oh! Wire it like a Les Paul! :rolleyes: -- kleek .

    BTW...Congrats and many happy returns on the upcomin' nuptials!,
    MR. Moderator Monkey Man :D

    See, people! I was nice! So there! :p
  7. Yeah, like THAT will ever happen again.:D

    Actually, I wanted the multitudiness of knobs. I like knobs. Knobs are cool. If I could, I would get a 6 knob setup that was triple stacked.:D

    Rock on
  8. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Yeah... I just don't get this... I'm down here in New Orleans for a business conference, and all up and down Bourbon Street there's these sweet young honeys walking around with these 80 year-old men... Oh, wait a minute... You meant Control knobs... :D