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Need Help With Rewiring SD Lightning' Rods in Passive

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by OneMoreRobot, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. OneMoreRobot


    Jan 23, 2009
    I have a set of Seymour Duncan Lightnin' Rods pickups in my very first bass, an Aria P-bass copy. They came with an active harness and everything including the pots, which were super small. I don't have any of the pots, capacitor, or the battery clip anymore. I have no idea what happened to them. I really don't like having a battery, and I like passive tone just as much as active.

    Is it possible for me to hook these pickups up as passive pickups? I have some 500K pots, all I need is a capacitor and a jack.
  2. OneMoreRobot


    Jan 23, 2009
    I feel like I may be asking a very stupid question...
  3. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
  4. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    yep, these are like EMGs in that the preamps are right inside the pickup housings; active only, no 9V=no sound.
  5. OneMoreRobot


    Jan 23, 2009
    Alright, do I have to use 100K pots? Those are difficult to find and I'd like to order from a site I trust... Could I use 250K