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Spector Legend 5 pickup question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by BackonBass13, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. Would it make any real tonal difference to change out my SSD passive pups for EMG active?? The preamp in the Legend is the Mini Tone Pump off 9 volts.
  2. Bredian


    Apr 22, 2011
    I had a Q5 (legend predecessor) with the EMG HZs (passive pups with active pre)... dead passive unless the tone was cranked and I didn't appreciate the variation - you SHOULD notice a change moving to an active set, as their higher end basses use EMG active pups.

    I didn't bother and sold it. Nicely built Korean model though.

    2/13 edit

    last night I rehearsed with a new set of active EMG PJx series.... wow.