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Musicman Stingray 5 Pickups

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Zentner, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. Simple question: are the pickups in MM Stingray 5's Active or Passive?

    Thanks so much.
  2. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Well, all the MM's i've played were active.

  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    All MMs are active except the passive version of the SUB
  4. Stingrays have a 3-band active preamp.
  5. sweet, thanks d00ds.
  6. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    I believe its a passive pickup with active preamp and EQ. Theres no preamp in the pickup (like an EMG).
  7. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Correct, they have, like most non-passive basses, what is known as Active electronics.
  8. bovinehost


    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding!

    Figgy, tell him what we've got for him.

  9. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    A brand neww----!!!

    I'm not sure.
  10. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Hey, knowing what jack sells ... whatever the prize is works for me! :bassist:

    I'm still not sure if the original question was about that fine of a detail, or if he just wanted to know if the bass had active EQ. Pickup type is pretty much trivia when there is a preamp in front of it.
  11. bazzanderson


    Oct 7, 2002
    Austin, TX

    Pickups are passive...electronics are an active 3 band pre-amp.
  12. It is a common misconception that Stingray pu's (both 4 and 5 string ones) are active because Stingray basses are active. They are passive pickups, they work perfectly ok in passive basses and they are a bit hotter than a standard J pu but not as hot as a standard P pu.