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Passive or Active SUB?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by honeyboy, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. honeyboy


    Oct 31, 2004
    I am about to purchase a SUB Ernie Ball 4 string. The price difference is only $50.00 between an active or a passive model at G.C. I like the idea of a passive bass without any concerns with batteries or possible problems with electronics. My questions are, does the passive model give a true Stingray tone or does the active model give the more accurate tone? Also, was there ever a pre-ErnieBall passive Stingray and is the traditional Sting ray tone an active or a passive one?Which one would you all buy?
  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I think the passive SUB does not have quite the kick of the active version or a Stingray, but it is a very nice sounding bass. If you can, play them for yourself.
  3. honeyboy


    Oct 31, 2004
    I'm going to try to get there this week so I hope they have both kinds.