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Active tone pot?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by zackthompson, May 21, 2012.


  1. I'm getting a set of emg 40-tw's soon and they each come with a volume and a tone pot. But, I want to put the emg bts preamp in the bass. Do I need/can I use the tone pot with a preamp?
     
  2. Tone controls are nothing but capacitors in series with resistors. Just make sure the values chosen are appropriate to the signal impedance.
     
  3. Can i get that in lamen's terms? haha. Idk what that means
     
  4. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Inactive Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    If you have a preamp, you don't need the tone pot. The EMG X series has an active tone pot because it has a low impedance output, so the older style passive tone pots don't work.

    But even if you were getting a TWX, if you are using a preamp you don't need the active tone pot. All it does it roll off treble, which the treble control on the preamp will also do.
     

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