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Posted by Vando (220.127.116.11) on December 16, 2003 at 08:42:06:
In Reply to: Re: Passive or active posted by learner on December 16, 2003 at 01:40:01:
You're very welcome. And you're absolutely right -- The amp issue is equally huge!
: Vando, thanks for your reply, and the time you took to write that, I have a much better understanding now. Taking your points further, there is a lot more written about basses than amps, yet I suspect the sound relies on both by equal amounts. I bought the cheapest bass and cheapest amp I could find, (I wasn't sure if I had any talent, now I know I don't - but I still like to play) and I was never happy with the sound. I took my cheap noname bass to get the jack socket fixed and after that the shop played it through their quality amp. WOW, that's my bass??!! I am now convinced that the amp side is very important.
: Thanks again.
: : : Like me, it seems all bassists are permanently looking for a better bass (or the perfect sound??).
: : : Reading as many reviews as I can, I read that guitars are moving back to passive and away from
: : active. Is this happening with basses?
: : : And is the sound of passive fundamentally different from active? If I played a passive bass, with all knobs fully on (ie nothing cut down) and then the same bass with active set at neutral (ie nothing added or cut), would they sound the same?
: : : thanks,
: : : Learner
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