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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Soundchaser11460, Oct 5, 2007.
Thanks!!!! Now if only I could find a millennium pre
What AT is telling you is you can't have active/passive, doesn't matter what preamp you use.
However the active VFLs with a passive tone loom is still possible. Peavey did this on a few models but the RSB covers this situation. You'd need to retain 1 battery clip to power the pickups and the stereo jack socket, all you do is hook the hot/ground pickup wires like a normal passive bass.
A preamp pedal would take care of your "active" needs
Yeah they're hard to come by these days, used to be that you could call Peavey direct and they would sell you one. I tried calling them about a month ago and no dice, they don't carry the millennium preamp (or the Cirrus, for that matter) anymore.
I had one years ago and and put a Mike Pope Flexcore in it and I sold it ♂️
Also I would change out the battery cover for an easy access one. Have anyone done that?
Oh that's a great idea !!! I thought about a magnetic one and even ordered some but they were WAY too small, and never pursued it again. I think you rekindled my interest.
The pickups still run on 18V. I haven't tried to run them on 9V, as I dont want to risk frying anything. Probably wouldnt happen, but I'll let someone else risk it.
I'm planning on making an adaptor to use a Gotoh BB-04W on my FrankenCirrus
Peavey already risked it.
I need to take better photo but there's my RSB.
Comes with 2 VFLs, passive Vol,Blend,Tone and a single 9v battery clip.
Battery red is joined with the VFL reds and the black runs to jack socket. VFL hot/ground are soldered to Blend.
Get an EMG BQS preamp...has sweepable mids, and runs on either 9 or 18v (Cirrus pickups should always run at 18). People who've put the EMG circuits in their Cirruses say that they sound better than the Millennium pre.
Ok thanks!!! I’ve looked into those but the ones I’ve checked said for use with Emg pickups only. Could you possibly send me the info on which particular one?
Awesome! Hartley is always one step ahead.
So far behind the curve it's not worth thinking about.
The idea was already at least 10 years old before Peavey used it on the Foundation-S (active).
Just call EMG and let them help you. I would think that it would be the BQS Control, as it states "The BQS Control will also work with active or passive pickups. 2 extra volume knobs are included."
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I have always liked EMG products, but I've never used their preamps in a Cirrus because I wasn't sure if they were proprietary and you have to use EMG pickups, as well.
I have on, many occasions, used Bartolini NTMB preamps in my Cirrus and they are nearly identical to the
Cirrus / Millennium preamp in tone and function.
You can even get the mid toggle version on the NTMB, or go Mike Pope and go all the way. I wasn't too happy with the Mike Pope for tone to cost ratio. Then again, that was years ago, so maybe my ear has changed since then. Point being, there are options. I believe IIRC, you can even use the ACG filter preamp to get the Alembic / Wal bass vibe.
You can definitely use it with active VFLs. I forget who, but at least one person on a Peavey FB group did it with good results.
Thanks so much for this info!!
My comment was partially tongue in cheek, but somewhat serious in the sense that (like any other smart manufacturer) one part would be able to be used across a range of products.
Peavey was pretty good with this. F€ender... not so much.
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