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Cheap passive 6 string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jenderfazz, Jul 20, 2007.


  1. What can you guys suggest me as a decent, yet cheap 6 string? I'm a passive player all the way, owning a P and a J. I'm thinking of going a bit more liberal on this bass, considering it's mostly for home use. However, in my experience, cheap active basses have horrible preamps and electronics.

    So basically, something with a JJ or dual-soapbar configuration would be best. As far as I can tell, I'd prefer a narrower neck width, and scale length isn't a big deal.

    When it comes down to it, though, if a 6 string is not available, I'd also spring for a cheap 5er with a good B. Peavey Milleniums a good choice?
     
  2. The peavery grind 6 should fit the bill. Other than that I dont know if anyone makes passive 6.
     
  3. Peavey Grind basses are passive, 35", with soapbar pickups and are under 500.
     
  4. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Does Ibanez make a passive 6 string?
     
  5. I dont think so...I think theyre all active.
     
  6. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    shhhhh dont tell anyone but you can make a ibanez passive :)

    hint hint
     
  7. Very true! :D How do you think their soapbars would sound with a passive setup? I've never soldered but my drummer's got the tools, so we could probably figure it out.
     
  8. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    http://www.youtube.com/ibanezcollector

    thats how it will sound :) and could look like this :)

    There is a volume, tone, series/parellel switch, 3 way for pickups, and a kill switch.. All passive baby

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Standalone

    Standalone

    Jan 17, 2005
    New Haven

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