?? how do I best deal w/active and passive

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by causeBASS, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. causeBASS


    Jun 14, 2011
    Since I bought a new Jack Casady Epi to use along with my Landing 5 String with active EMG's and want to use both at gigs, what is the best way to be able to go between both basses? I usually am plugged into a DI box. Do I depend totally on the soundman to adjust?
  2. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    I would buy a Tonebone, a Sansamp or some kind of EQ/boost pedal.

    If one bass is much louder than the other, it is a pain in the @$$ if you can't switch between them and have a fairly constant volume/tone.

    I have the same problem with my Fodera and my Pedulla/Fenders. The Fodera is super loud and I ensure the other bass is boosted and EQed to be in kinda the same tonal range and volume.
  3. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    There are many options, but an easy one is something like a Radial Bass Bone. 2 independent inputs, with separate gain settings for each. Otoh, some passive basses are "hotter" output than some actives, so check your levels and see if you even have a problem.