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tech dufus w/ a question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pigpen02, May 5, 2002.

  1. pigpen02


    Mar 24, 2002
    yeah, i just play....so anyways, i might sound like a total tool, but does the fact that i have an active preamp in my bass allow me to just run a power amp w/ my cabs? duh me.
  2. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Well, you can, the question is how loud it will be. I think I'm safe to say that your active bass doesn't have the same juice as a regular preamp, which brings the signal up to so called line level before it reaches the power amp. Going directly to the power amp from your bass would give a significantly lower volume, if my uneducated theory is correct. :oops:
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Some active bass circuits can deliver line level, but most can't - they're not designed with that application in mind.
    You can try it, but it probably won't be loud enough.
  4. pigpen02


    Mar 24, 2002

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