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active pick ups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bassman454, Feb 13, 2002.

  1. i have an active 5 string bass, its an ibanez atk305 i am a bit unsure but does this mean i can put any pick up in it?
    like it has active electronics but i can put in just a passive pick up can't i?
  2. Brooks


    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    CHeck documentation of your bass. Does it have passive pickups with active tone control, or active pickups that will not work without a preamp?

    If you have passive pups, yes, you can replace them with passive pups. If you have the active ones, you would probably need to replace the preamp too.