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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pools, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. pools


    Feb 28, 2004
    Is it possible to make an active/passive STINGRAY ?
    maybe using a new electronic i don' t know !!!!!!
    what about the sound in passive mode?
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Sound in passive mode is sweet but weak. I've toyed around with the thought but so far the only thing I can come up with is pulling out the battery.
  3. Superdave


    Apr 20, 2003
    St. Louis, MO
    The Musicman SUB comes with either active or passive preamps.
  4. Yeah, I suspect a passive sub would sound almost exactly like a passive SR.
  5. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    the pickup in a stingray is passive, its just the electronics that are active. I think youd have to replace the pots, but theyd be passive pots so theyd be pretty cheap. Itd be a pretty simple mod, whether itd sound good or not i do not know, i like the way mine sounds just perfect.
  6. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Just put in a switch to diconnect the battery.
    Or better, to pass the signal around the active circuit.
  7. The active preamp is what puts the STING in STINGRAY! :)
  8. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    If you disconnect the batery you get no sound.

    You need to set up a switch that on one side routes the signal through the preamp and on the other, past the preamp and straight to the jack.

  9. That's what I'd say.

    If by doing this, it would produce a passive Stingray that would sound like an active Stingray, but with all the controls flat, I'd pass on it.

    Boosting the bass, cutting the treble and playing with the mids* are what let you custom tailor the Stingray sound to the type of music you play, the room, and the set of strings you're using.

    This is just my opinion, but I'd leave a good thing alone.

    Mike :)

    * Or any combination you prefer.
  10. bovinehost

    bovinehost Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    Is it broken? Then don't fix it until it is.

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