Uhh Passive o active

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gulice, Sep 22, 2002.

  1. Gulice


    Sep 13, 2002
    Im not exactly sure what the diffrence is lol.. someone care to tell me... i was looking at the btb1005 and it says its got passive pickups
  2. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    If you would do a search here, you´d find plenty of threads discussing this matter.

    But here goes:
    Active: There is an onboard EQ and you can fiddle a lot more with the sound. All active basses have batteries, either one or two 9volt.

    Passive: Don´t have batteries and don´t have onboard EQ.

    It´s a preference matter which one you like, I got both a passive bass and an active bass. Like both!