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Active & passive bass - Need to be able to quick switch

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by ZonBass18, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. ZonBass18


    Jan 1, 2014
    I have a Spector with active electronics & a 4003 Rick that I need to have roughly the same output to my amp. I would like to run two separate cords for fast switch between songs. Any ideas?
  2. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Look at the Radial Tonebone boxes for starters.
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  3. frnjplayer


    Feb 3, 2014
    Radial Bassbone and the EBS Microbass are both 2 input boxes. I'm sure there are a few more out there as well. Maybe even one of the super cheap little 4 channel mixing boards
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  4. Sansamp deluxe models.
    Boss blender mixer pedal.
    Any of the Wounded Paw blenders.
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  5. WayneP

    WayneP Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2004
    Corpus Christi, Texas
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  7. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    Bassbone /thread
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  8. Possibly you're already aware and it just went without mention, but does your bass have an internal gain trim pot? It looks like there is a model (or models) with and without.






    I've adjusted Bartolini and Hanson preamps in different basses so that the push/pull active/passive output was equal.
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  9. keto


    Mar 3, 2016
    Clean boost in chain, off when using active, on with the Ric and balanced output of the pedal to match the actives?
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  10. ZonBass18


    Jan 1, 2014
    Yes Mine has the trim pot on it - Perfect solution (Thanks, I would have never seen that)
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  11. Musky Bandit

    Musky Bandit

    Aug 30, 2016
    That's what I do to even my P-bass out w/ my L2000 (even in passive mode it's much hotter than the P). I use an EP-booster. In the past, I've used an MXR 10-band EQ for the same task, with the added benefit of being able to tweak the tone a little if you need/want.

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