best way to go passive on an active AmDlx Jazz V ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lowstar, May 4, 2005.


  1. lowstar

    lowstar

    Jul 3, 2001
    Schnitzelland
    hi folks,
    i own an active American Deluxe V 2004. i am very happy with the bass, but lately i am experimenting with fuzzes and overdrives a lot, and those usually don´t like active signals (they sound harsh/fizzy and overpower the input stages of many fuzzes).

    so my question is: is there a way to add an active/passive switch ? i´m happy with the electronics, so i want to keep them.

    i know there is a trick with a 1:1 mouser transformer in front of the effect (homewrecker.com - bazz fuzz), but i really want the active/passive switching option.

    any ideas ???

    cheers,
    lowstar
     
  2. lowstar

    lowstar

    Jul 3, 2001
    Schnitzelland
    well, in spite of the huge load of answers to this post, i did it.
    i installed a dpdt switch and connected it with the ins and outs of the active electronics. the volume control doesn´t work in passive mode this way, but it´s a start and the fuzzes sound a lot better now.

    cheers,
    lowstar