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Action on Passive Basses.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SGT. Pepper, Mar 6, 2006.


  1. Higher

    5 vote(s)
    15.6%
  2. Lower

    5 vote(s)
    15.6%
  3. The Same All Around

    19 vote(s)
    59.4%
  4. Im King Kong Jack Those Strings Up!

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
  1. SGT. Pepper

    SGT. Pepper Banned

    Nov 20, 2005
    Phila,Pa.
    How do you prefer your action on a passive bass? Do you like it higher than on an active bass or the same all around?
     
  2. HELLonWHEELS

    HELLonWHEELS

    Jun 13, 2005
    Los Angeles
    on my passive bass the E-A-D strings are high and the G is really low. My preferance
     
  3. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    Same setup for me, either on active or passive basses.
     
  4. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    for me it'S more a question of bass than electronics. For example, on my thumper, I have tapewounds and a higher action than my fretless or my slapper, (which are all passive)
     
  5. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    There is absolutely no relationship at all between action and whether the bass is active or passive. You may as well start a thread "color on passive basses".
     
  6. sublimate

    sublimate

    Jan 12, 2006
    Black. Definately black.

    ;)
     
  7. 4string4ever

    4string4ever Guest

    Apr 18, 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    It never occurred to me to adjust the action as it relates to the electronics........kinda' like it never occurred to me to turn up the stereo in my car to make it go faster.......am I missing something here?? :confused:
     
  8. flatwoundfender

    flatwoundfender

    Feb 24, 2005
    Yeah, while I don't have any active basses, if I did I'd want to "jack those strings up". I do somewhat doubt there are man high action active guys though.