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passive bypass mod?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by flange, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. flange


    Feb 22, 2005
    Cochrane Alberta
    Just bought a 5 string btb ibanez.
    I'm really happy with it good tone tight b string etc.
    The only thing I'm a little concerned about is there is no way
    to bypass the active eq section and if the batteries go dead,
    so does the sound. Does anyone know of how to wire in a bypass switch? Since the pickups are passive I would assume this to be doable. Any Ideas?
  2. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004

    Most preamps will run months on a battery with regular play. I used rechargeables and they'd last a week with daily play for a couple hours. But there have been plenty of thread on bypass switches of various types. A search will pull up plenty of info. A search before posting is a good habit to get into for fast results. Typically threads that don't get a response have been asked over and over.