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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by _alex_, Jan 17, 2005.
its possible to use passive pups with active electronics?
and the other way?
most "active" basses have passive pups with a preamp. If it has an active/passive switch then the pups (or at least one of them) have to be passive. Active pups have a preamp built-in and require only a battery, although they often have an onboard pre installed. Some active pup sets only have the pre in one pup and the other is actually a passive pup. Percentage wise, there's really not many active pups on the market - especially if you remove EMGs from the mix.