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What's the difference between passive and active electronics?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by flyingcowofdoom, Apr 18, 2002.

  1. flyingcowofdoom


    Nov 20, 2000
    NJ, USA
    See topic :)

    Thanks for helping a n00b!

  2. Passive: The pickup's signal is sent to your amp's preamp with no tone shaping other than the tone control.

    Active: There's a small battery run pre-amp in the bass that lets you boost/cut various frequencies before it gets to your amp. There are many different kinds of bass pre-amps.

    Mike J.