Info needed on Seymour Duncan active w/eq

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Activ, Feb 9, 2001.

  1. Activ


    Feb 7, 2001
    About 14 years ago I had these Seymour Duncan active P-style pickups installed in my bass. They have 3 little switches ON the bottom pickup, and I think they sound great! I was basically a kid when I first got them, and I never did get any kind of instructions with them. I've always pretty much left the switches at one setting that I thought sounded best.

    Now I'm wondering a couple things:

    -What does each switch do, exactly? Does it just boost certain frequencies? I know one setting seems to give a brighter sound, but after that it's hard to tell.

    -Can they be switched "off" to passive? I never tried them without a battery.

    I don't think Seymour Duncan makes 'em any more.:(
  2. meanstreets


    Jul 17, 2002
    I have the same 3 toggle switches. I need some info too!
    Anyway, each switch is a eq, so from the top to bottom you have treble, mid, bass. all turned off they should send the pickups into passive mode, and not use the 9v battery.

    I dont like these things, though maybe there is something i am doing wrong... I think they sound too phlappy and slappy which might suit funk but drives me insane...
  3. hmm.. you could try asking here...