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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Siceone, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Siceone


    May 11, 2007
    I need some help selecting a resistance level for pots can any one give me some advice? this is for an Active P-Bass.


  2. Hi Carl.

    The potentiometer resistances on an active circuit depends on the circuit.

    What do You have there?

    If I'd have to just guess without a schematic, 25K would IMLE be a good value to start from.

  3. In what regard is the bass active? Is there an active pickup with a volume and tone control, or is there a passive pickup with a preamp? Or both active pickups and a preamp?

    Pot values for controls not related to preamp equalizers are determined by personal preference, but within a range that is appropriate to the impedance of the signal. Passive pickups usually get 250k or 500k pots, while signals buffered by preamps or active pickups generally get 25k, 50k or 100k pots.
  4. With out a bit more info this is going to be difficult as there are many pre-amp designs used in active basses so as T-Bird said it depends on the circuit. What have you got?