active or passive

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by anonymous278347457, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    not sure if this is meant to be in the bass guitar section or not:

    ive got a zoom effects pedal and i have a laney hcm30b amp. there is a active input and a passive input. my bass is passive but if i run it through the pedal should i plug it into the active jack ? i was just wondering because i thought active meant basses with onboard preamps and my effects pedal has that zoom amp simulator thing
  2. Try it and see, you won't do any harm.The active input has a built in attenuator to lower the signal. My bass is active but on some amps it sounds better through the passive input. :bassist: The active input signal being too low.