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Question about pickups...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by rumblinbass, Aug 25, 2004.


  1. rumblinbass

    rumblinbass

    Aug 22, 2003
    Wimberley, TX
    Is there a difference between pickups that are meant for active electronics and pickups meant for passive electronics? It's probably a stupid question but I just want to be sure.
     
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    no. I can't think of any pickups designed as being 'meant' for exclusively active or passive electronics. You might have some passive pickups, such as Bart 9J's, which are possibly best paired with active electronics since they have a low output level. You can use passive pickups with active electronics and vice versa.
     
  3. rumblinbass

    rumblinbass

    Aug 22, 2003
    Wimberley, TX
    sweet - thanks. That's kind of what I figured but I just wanted to be sure.