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How to convert a passive to active?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stoneroses, Mar 21, 2004.


  1. stoneroses

    stoneroses

    Feb 29, 2004
    it is not very accurate to say that the olp mm2 is a stingray clone.It does not have active electronics
    what does it take to convert a passive pickup to active in terms of wiring and cost?
     
  2. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Wiring: you'll need an onboard active preamp, as made by Aguilar, Bartolini, Demeter, even Carvin. You'll probably need to replace the pots when you put the preamp in, except for the ones that come with pre-wired pots (like the Demeter).

    Cost: typically on the order of 100-150 USD.

    Complexity: about a day's work, or maybe two hours if you're a real genius with electronics.
     
  3. BigTopBruno

    BigTopBruno

    Sep 6, 2002
    NJ, USA
    and don't forget a battery (one or 2 9Vs). You won't have room for the pre-amp and battery in the OLP cavity , tho.
     
  4. stoneroses

    stoneroses

    Feb 29, 2004
    you know what?suddenly buying the olp stingray and replacing the pickups doesn't seem like a good idea after all...
    another clone,courtesy of a brand called Vintage has an active electronics,this could be it!