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Making My Sterling Passive??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mike, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    Hey boys/girls,

    Playing a passive thru my rig gives me a great old school tube style grit that I cannot achieve with active basses. The tone I've searched for for years... I love my Sterlings, however, and really don't wanna give them up. How difficult would it be to make them passive with a tone knob or so. And, is it even possible?


  2. Yes, it's possible but I believe you would have to change the preamp out.

    They have the push/pull pots that can let you switch between passive and active.

    I am not really experienced with "how to" do it though!

    Check with the pickups forum. I'm sure one of the mods will know the answer!

  3. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    This might be best to contact ernie ball company directly on.....you may also want to check on the dudepit (www.thedudepit.com) and post this in their musicman forum.
  4. hands5


    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    Good luck on trying it.:meh:This something that should have been done with this bass and all the other Ernieball basses (SR4/SR5)in the first place