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Bill taking the battery out of my ray 35 make it passive?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by atracksler, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. atracksler

    atracksler Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    I love my rate 35, but it seems to be putting out so much juice, I was wondering if I just took the battery out, would it turn it into a passive bass? Or would it make it not work.? I would try it out, but I left it at church for the week so I don't have it in front of me to test with.
  2. bassthumpersf


    May 30, 2010
    Who's Bill and why is he stealing your battery?
    indieandrew11 likes this.
  3. Bassmanmike1

    Bassmanmike1 Sittin' In Limbo

    Jan 13, 2011
    Cool, CA
    Beat me to it. :D
  4. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Tell Bill that it will just make your bass not work.
  5. Ian774


    Jan 27, 2007
    Lyon, France.
    I just can't stop laughing now... You made my day.
  6. DannyBob


    Aug 28, 2013
    If Bill takes it out it should be passive. Anyone else, and no, it won't work.
  7. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    It worked just fine on pre EB models but the signal coming from the PU is very weak.
  8. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

  9. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    You could wire it passive if you wanted, with a volume, tone, and probably some coil stuff.
  10. atracksler

    atracksler Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Ay yay yay... One measly typo (and it was dictated on my phone...)
  11. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    D'ya have a cold right now?