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Bypassing active preamp on Ibanez bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Hybrid_Child, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Hi.

    I have an Ibanez SR1000 bass with this Bartolini pickup + active preamp system. When I opened it up today I found that the pickups are actually passive, and it's only the preamp that's active.

    So I got the idea of making an active / passive switch where in one possition the preamp is bypassed. This can be done fairly easy. But I don't know how well it would work soundwise.

    Does anyone have experience with similar mods?

  2. Okay I tried it and it works fine in case anyone should come across this thread.

    A cool thing about the switch is that if you should run out of battery in a live situation, the passive "mode" will work regardless.