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  • Passive option for active bass

    Can any of the active EQ's made by Duncan be wired this way?

    Hypothetical bass:
    stock P pickup, Classic Jazz Stack bridge, poplar body, standard bridge, 2 band active EQ

    (well, that's actually my 1994 Fender P-Bass Special, but let's put in a new EQ, and the new Jazz pickup in the bridge)

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    Re: Passive option for active bass

    The J-Retro Pre-amps made by John East have a feature that lets you go to passive mode. The problem is you lose you EQ capability if you do this. It's a nice save though if you battery goes dead in the middle of a set.

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      Re: Passive option for active bass

      That's great, but any web links for that... ? Okay, I know, "Google it".

      Anyone else have this done with a DUNCAN ACTIVE EQ and DUNCAN PICKUPS (like the one I pointed out in my first post)?

      Thanks.

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      • #4
        Re: Passive option for active bass

        Steve Barr at Vintage Bass Trading is the USA distributer for the Retro's. Here's a link to his bass forum that has a lot of info on the various versions.

        http://pub206.ezboard.com/fthedudepi...icID=549.topic

        As for as modding the Duncan EQ circuits, I think the only option would be to bypass it completly with a switch and go directly from the pickup to the jack. No EQ, no volume control. It's all wired into a single circuit board.

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        • #5
          Re: Passive option for active bass

          Okay, thanks, I'll check that out.

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