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from active to passive

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Stinkoman20xx, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. Stinkoman20xx


    Oct 19, 2003
    Ijust recently got a warmoth jazz bass set up with the emg vj pickups and i think it has regular emg jazz preamp. I think only the pickups are active and i was wondering if their was a way to make the bass passive instead of active with out needing to switch out the pickups?
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    There is no way you can turn active EMGs into passive pickups, since they have a built-in preamp.
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    yup, JMX said it best. As to 'preamp' if you have bass/treble controls then you could take them out but you'd still have an active bass because of the VJ pickups. If you only have a tone control, you have no preamp (apart from the ones on board the pickups).