Swapping P/U's on an Active/Passive bass - can I?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by remo, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. remo


    Jan 15, 2005
    I'd like to know if I can put some Fralin or Nordstrand P P/U's into my active Fender Precision Special.. It has an active/passive switch. Are the existing pickups "special" because they can run active or passive? Can I safely put Fralins or Nords in the bass and everything will work the same as it does with the existing ones?

  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    no, nothing special about them. Any passive pickup can be run with or without a preamp.