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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rafterman, Jul 14, 2001.
which do you guys prefer, and why?
i'm beginning to change my mind
What do you prefer?
I thin klots of ppl here would say they will look for a Passive sounding Fender. Because thats what Fenders are popular for
both active and passive have their place...
I must say that I appreciate the Fender passive sound. I have a Fender Jazz American 5string and I really love the tone. I find most active circuits to be more hassle, and I dont like the tone over a simple passive circuit.
I have an MIA Deluxe jazz 5. I prefer the active. If you set the EQ "flat" (at all the detented positions) you get pretty much the single coil tone that you expect from from a passive jazz. With a little more presence in the low mid.
But in my experience, the B string was lost on the passive jazz basses. With active I can get a much more upfront B string.
If I was buying a 4 string jazz, I would buy passive, it is everything you'd ever want in a jazz bass. For a fiver, the active is a must.
i like them both, but both my jazz bass's are active, i prefer the active's because i like the little bit of extra punch and warmth it offers.
I play four-string. The comments above regarding fivers make sense, though. But it really depends on what kind of music you play and what kind of sound you're after. For my approach, neither a five-string nor active pickups make sense, but obviously both passive and active PUs have their place.
I meant Chasarms comments re: five string. Sorry.
I prefer active mainly b/c well... my stinray is active and I love its sound.... but I would get a bass that was passive if i like the sound... shoot. i will take anybass if I like the sound
That's been my experience, too.
I like having both in my tonal palette which is why I have an Aguilar DB 924. It's an outboard thatI can use with any of my basses...or not!
Passive. For some reason active Fenders have never grabbed me.