Bass Compactor: Active or Passive Input?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by nerdcore, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. nerdcore


    May 12, 2002
    Somewhat of a silly question. When using the Tech 21 Bass Compactor, which has an active EQ, do I plug into the "active" or "passive" input of my amp? It's a Genz Benz GBE Series 2.. 375W @ 4 ohm. Bass is a P-Bass with S.D. Quarter Pounders. I don't know exactly what the differences are between the active and passive inputs.. I think the active has 10 db pad? Is the active EQing done by the Bass Compactor enough to warrant plugging into the active input?

    Or should I plug it into the passive input and turn down the input gain?