Preamp and Pickups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Bassman_Spike, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. I just got a spector Performance 4 bass and it is a passive. The guy at the shop said you can upgrade it latter if you need to. I cant remeber if he said that you would a preamp and new active pickups or just the does anyone no?

    My bass has EMG-SSD pickups..

    oh yeah im not gonna upgrade any time soon just interested for the future

  2. anyone???

    To make it active do i need new pickups and preamp or just the preamp??

    I think you just need the preamp but new pickups would make it even better or something like that
  3. You can have (passive PUPs with an active EQ.

    ;) Treena
  4. Thanks for that...i think the guy in the shop just wanted to rip me off :)
  5. KeithPas


    May 16, 2000
    Your Spector more than likely has passive pickups. You can either add a preamp, swap out your pickups for active pickups (ie. EMG)and have a passive tone control, or you can change the pickups and have a preamp.