SD Hots TOO hot for an active bass?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Offbase, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. Offbase


    Mar 9, 2000
    Does anyone know if Duncan "Hot" Precision & Hot, stacked Jazz pups are too much for a 9 volt preamp to handle? I'd like to put 1 p & 2 of the J's in a Fender Urge I bass (weird layout: J/P/J, and a Kubicki 9-volt preamp). I'd appreciate any knowledgeable input. Thanks!
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    I haven't tried it. However, I have used the SPB-2 in a couple of basses, and it doesn't overdrive the front end of my Ampeg preamp. I have also used the American Standard P pickup, and if you A/B them, the Hot doesn't really sound louder. Some SD and EMG active circuits say they can be used for either active of passive pups. They don't say "except for the SPB-2". I realize that this doesn't speak directly to your question, and I have no experience with Kubicki electronics, but maybe you'll be able to glean some useful information anyway.

    Maybe if you e-mail Phil Kubicki, he could answer this one.
  3. Thrillkiller


    Apr 25, 2001
    I've used the SD Hot P with an EMG-BTC active circuit and had no problems. I actually prefered the passive sound better, so I took the preamp back out.