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Does an active EQ give passive pickups an active "vibe"??

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Noseferatu, May 13, 2010.

  1. Noseferatu


    Feb 12, 2010
    Hermitage, PA
    I have an Ibanez bass and it has PJ passive PUPS with an active EQ that has bass boost. It sounds awesome, but I'm just wondering, does an active EQ givepassive pickups an "active flavor"??

    Only reason I ask is because the pickups are very clear and don't sound anything like any passive pickups I've ever heard.
  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009

    most active basses do it exactly this way.
  3. The pickups are passive, it's that active preamp that is giving you that sound.
  4. Noseferatu


    Feb 12, 2010
    Hermitage, PA
    I completely forgot I even made this thread.:oops:

    Thanks for the answers!


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