Passive to Active Ibanex Soundgear

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

  1. 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...

  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


    Nov 24, 2000
    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 ~
  4. 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 Supporting Member

    Another option that I would consider is the Aguilar OBP-1 preamp.

    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.