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Whats the difference?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by chazbot, Sep 11, 2004.

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  1. chazbot


    Sep 11, 2004

    I am a relatively new bass player with no knowledge of the technical side of a bass.

    Could someone please explain to me the difference between a passive and an active pickup?

    I am planning on purchasing a new bass this weekend or week and the one (Ibanez SR400) is Active and the other (SpectorPerformance) is Passive.

    What difference will this make in the sound?
  2. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    This has been covered here numerous times... please use the search function.

    Take this thread for example:

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