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changing active/passive

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Si-bob, Dec 8, 2001.

  1. if i'v got a bass which has an Active/passive option/switch, and i wanted to change the pickups....what exactly would i do/happen?

  2. Tizzy Whizzy

    Tizzy Whizzy

    Nov 14, 2000
    just connect the wires of the new pickups exactly where the old pickups went. it should be pretty straight forward. the switch wont come untill after the master volume controls, which is what the pickups are wired to.
  3. yeah, but will the switch do anything with the new pickups? will i still be able to switch between active and passive?, or does it depend on whether the replacemnet pickups have that ability?

  4. Hi Si-bob, the active/passive switch works to route the output of your passive pups to the preamp or to bypass the preamp. The replacement pups you want to use must be passive if you want it all to work the same way. As Tizzy Wizzy says, then just wire them to the same points as the old ones and it should work for you. Cheers
  5. ThunderStik

    ThunderStik Guest

    Jun 25, 2001
    Claremore OK.
    If you want active pickups then you gut the whole thing and install the pups and an active pre. what bass and pups are you dealing with?