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first project

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by saved, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. saved


    Aug 14, 2012
    hi,i started to build for first time a bass.but i have 2 qwestions.should i glue the truss rod?and how can i find if the pickups i have are active or passive?
  2. lbridenstine


    Jun 25, 2012
    I think gluing the truss rod depends on what kind of truss rod you get. As far as I know, active pickups require a 9v battery and passives don't, so that's probably the easiest way to tell.
  3. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    A preamp is "active" meaning it is battery powered/activated - either 9 or 18V. You can use an (active) preamp w/passive pu's. The majority of pu's are passive. Some EMG pu's are active only. They are usually low impedance to prevent hum. What do you have?
  4. saved


    Aug 14, 2012
    i dont have yet.i will buy in a few days.i prefer something very cheap because is my firt time i build a bass,so i dont wan to threw away a lot of money.i will use a double action truss rod.i have buy it and i am waiting for it.i will use 2 iron rods to

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