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Ibanez BTB - Active to Passive?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by MothBox, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. MothBox


    Oct 25, 2010
    I've seen a few queries on altering active basses to passive but I've still got some concerns.

    I've got a BTB405 which has an active pre-amp inside. I don't use the settings the pre-amp, much prefer working with the amp-cab itself. So, I'm thinking of making altering it from active to a passive bass.

    What I'd like to get is pickup selection (back, front, both), tone and volume. Thats all I really need. I'd leave additional pots on the bass rather than leaving holes in the body.

    Will this cause a deterioration in the sound out of the cab? With amp-head adjustments compensate for any loss in the signal - if there is any loss at all?

    Has anyone got any experience of this sort of conversion, any advice etc?
  2. bump because im looking to turn mine passive also...

    anyone just taken theres down to v/v/t?