Re: active electronics?

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Posted by Thumpin Tom on January 26, 2001 at 11:22:50:

In Reply to: active electronics? posted by Alex on January 24, 2001 at 16:30:54:

: hey I got a dumb question

: are active electronics/pickups mainly for jazz bassists? could a metal or rock bassist benefit from them?

: I play fingerstyle on an old passive Hamer Blitz bass that I plug straight into an Ampeg SVT rig (head + 8x10 cab) and I love the sound. would installing active electronics and pickups just give me more eq control? what are the main advantages? headroom? gain?

: thanks a lot...Alex Pesci

I have a Peavey Fretless with active electronics and what I find is that it has a bright sound compared to most fretlesses but the only snag is that you have to remember to not leave it plugged in or you'll come back and find the batteries dead (and your bass won't make a sound!) Other than that active is cool, but not super essential.

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