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Choices for Active PJ Replacement Pickups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by OmegaZ27, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. OmegaZ27


    Sep 18, 2005
    What are my options and some prices? I'm just browsing and I want some users opinions.
  2. Go EMG...Victor says so...;)
  3. adept_inept


    Jan 9, 2006
    emgs would be cool.

    i prefer passive. but thats me.

    for 145 i got p/j barts. passive at bestbassgear.com
  4. OmegaZ27


    Sep 18, 2005
    Well, I need to go active because I have a preamp in my bass. Is it alright to use a preamp on passive pickups?
  5. A9X


    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    No you don't
    Yes. Most "active" basses are this way.
  6. Gianni


    Jul 4, 2001
    Palermo - Italia
    It is more useful to have a preamp with passive PuP's than with actives!

    Active PUP's have a preamp inside!

  7. OmegaZ27


    Sep 18, 2005
    Alright. I was just wondering because I'm looking into replacing my stock pups on my Fender Prophecy, but just looking around for now. But the weird thing is this bass has circuit boards on each pot. I'm assuming the whole circuit group is the preamp because it is powered by a 9v. So it's still safe just to replace the pickups by themselves?