G&L with Z-Vex

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by sal paradise, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. sal paradise

    sal paradise

    Aug 12, 2004
    Since the L-2000 and ASAT have the option of passive, would they sound alright with a z-vex?
  2. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    i have active and passive basses. my active has that push pull passive thing on it. i use a wooly mammoth (which is what i assume your talking about) with my active basses. it works just great for me and i love the sound. all depends on what yoru going for. id suggest playing one before you buy it.
  3. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I will second that: try before you buy. I find that most ZVex stuff gets really squishy and compressed with active basses, and in some cases don't work at all (Fuzz Factory). They are very sensitive to input impedance, so make sure that when you switch to passive it's truly changing your output impedance to high instead of just bypassing the preamp.
  4. sal paradise

    sal paradise

    Aug 12, 2004
    Well, i don't have either the g&l or the zvex (g.a.s.), so i guess this is the question which im searching for the answer to.

  5. Does anyone know the answer for this 'question'?
  6. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    There's no one answer to it, different basses / setups will do the bypass in different ways.