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Active/passive pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by BillySundayMD, Dec 23, 2006.


  1. BillySundayMD

    BillySundayMD

    Dec 19, 2006
    Do I need a pup that is designated as active to work with and active preamp? I want to add a preamp to my currently passive bass. Would i have to get a new "active" pup to work with the preamp, or would my passive pickup work with it?
     
  2. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    FWIW:

    No. Most active basses have passive pickups.

    There’s a bass mod link in the first paragraph of this thread that explains it.


    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=276127
     
  3. BillySundayMD

    BillySundayMD

    Dec 19, 2006
    Thanks, i just wanted to clarify, because SD sells pickups that specifically say active or passiveonthem.
     

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