active pups AND pre?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by dadodetres, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. dadodetres


    Dec 19, 2004

    i was wondering if it is possible to have active pickups and active pre amp ¿?

    the problem i can think of is that the pre can distort, but muy lakland has a trim control, so maybe attenuating the signal is a solution.

    also, i need a cavity for the battery, right?
  2. yes
  3. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Yep, my conklin has that setup.
  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    yes. It'll work fine, although you'd be SOL if the battery dies :)
  5. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    I had an Acacia with active Emg's that were so hot it didn't need a pre. I bought a pre for it before i received the bass but after playing it decided that i might have too much of a good thing if i had added the bart. plus, the two battery thing that DMW mentioned is a pain in the arse.