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I need a better understanding of electronics and PUs:

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Casey C., May 27, 2002.


  1. Casey C.

    Casey C.

    Sep 16, 2000
    Butler, PA, USA
    I understand that active stuff requires batteries to run and that passive doesn't. Active electronics means that there is a on-board pre-amp with bass/treble/mid cut's and boasts. What about active PU's? how do they effect the sound? If I was to build a bass and I put passive electronics and PU's in it, could I get a sound simular to an active with the use of a EQ pedal and a good amp?