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passive 5 string?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Thunderbird90DB, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Thunderbird90DB


    Dec 29, 2008
    What i want to know is why isnt there a decent quality budget model 5 string bass thats passive? it really bugs me!

    I have an Aria STB-JBDX5 jazz bass 5 string copy and its active, i dont wanna get rid of it but its active and i wish they made a passive version of it!
  2. Papazita


    Jun 27, 2008
    Squier has a passive 5-string jazz.

    Peavey Grind...
  3. Papazita


    Jun 27, 2008

    Pull out the preamp and wire a passive 2 volume/2 tone control setup.

    It is this one, right?
  4. thirtypoint87


    Feb 9, 2004
    Manager/Repairman: Music-Go-Round
    Check out the Fender Standard/MIM basses, MTD Kingston series, Peavey Grind series, or Ibanez GSR series. If you can find a used MTD Kingston or Kingston Heir (don't think they make those anymore) you'll be set for years to come. They show up on ebay and musicgoround (.com) fairly often.

    good luck!
  5. Thunderbird90DB


    Dec 29, 2008
    thanks guys! very quick replies :) will check out all basses mentioned! :) thanks for not being sarcastic too, i hate those kind of people!
  6. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    Or, just wire it active/passive with a Passive tone control.

    Best of both worlds.

  7. Thunder-
    I have an OLP Frankenfender that has a passive pickup. Inexpensive but well made; the pickup sounds great. You might check one out if you get a chance.
  8. Thunderbird90DB


    Dec 29, 2008
    WOW!!! just checked out that MTD! amazing looking bass and i wanted to buy it the moment i saw it! will be restless now!

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