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Passive to Active Ibanex Soundgear

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Atrax, Dec 30, 2000.


  1. Atrax

    Atrax

    Dec 27, 2000
    I just picked up an Ibanez soundgear 5-string (complete impulse-buy) - It comes with passive electronics and a dual - J-pickup configuration.

    Does anyone know if there are conversion kits available to make it active? there seems to be a lot of space in the 'tronics bay for extra stuff, and if there's a kit around, i'd like to convert it...

    j
     
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
  3. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    If you MUST :D go active, Seymour Duncan (Tone Circuits) and
    Bartolini have preamps. Something to consider, though -
    will their preamp work with the Ibanez pups?

    Here's a good page from the Bart site ~
    http://www.bartolini.net/sel_pe/choos_hr.htm
     
  4. j3b3r

    j3b3r

    Aug 19, 2000
    Barts are good , but the waitting time is sucksss
    get a basslines or a EMG
     
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Another option that I would consider is the Aguilar OBP-1 preamp. http://www.aguilaramp.com/

    I am going to have this put in my Ibanez SR506 in a few weeks.

    I have played several basses with this preamp in the past 3 weeks, and have been impressed in the improvement in sound that it has made in Fenders and Corts that I have played.

    I have not yet heard an Ibanez with this mod, but I am sure that it will make a big difference over the cheapo preamp that my 6 string has. The bass sounds great unplugged, but through an amp it is thin and dead sounding.