Quick question on the Spector Rebop

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fearceol, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006
  2. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    If it has an active preamp then the pickups connect to the preamp and the preamp connects to the output jack. Without the battery or if the battery dies then the connection is cut = no sound.
  3. Double Agent

    Double Agent Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    even though the pickups are passive (EMG HZs), there is no switch to bypass the active preamp. So, if the battery that powers the preamp dies, the pickups still do not work and the bass makes no sound.

    i.e. Yes, you absolutely need a 9-volt battery for the bass to work.
  4. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006
    Thanks guys. That's exactly what I needed to know. I thought it might be like my G&L L2000, where you can switch between active and passive. Obviously not.

    Thanks again. :)

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