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actives vs passives

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ThePusher  
14 May 2008 14:13 | Quote
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Active pickups have a good tone but my vote goes to passive because Dimarzio are just something else
Cata34  
14 May 2008 14:15 | Quote
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Actives thanks. Love 'em
EMB5490  
14 May 2008 14:40 | Quote
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err i have passive, but wuts the diff?
GRX40  
14 May 2008 15:37 | Quote
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EMB5490 says:
err i have passive, but wuts the diff?

I THINK actives are high-gain, so they are especially good with lots of distortion. I'm not sure though.
mattmurray  
14 May 2008 19:42 | Quote
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In my experience, passives just have an all around weaker, shallower sound than actives.

That doesn't mean that actives are only for metal... They just have a very rich, full, thick sound. I know technical-death players that use the same actives as some Jazz players...
Crunch  
14 May 2008 20:35 | Quote
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I haven't had a lot of experiences with actives. A friend of mine has a strat with EMGS, but I've only played it once or twice. My guitar has Seymour Duncans and I really like it, good quality pickups.
league  
15 May 2008 16:02 | Quote
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Passives are tonally superior. DiMarzios have the best crunch in my opinion. Seymour Duncans have the best thump while palm muting.
Doz  
15 May 2008 19:17 | Quote
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Erm... League, most experienced guitarist would stand by active pickups being superior for tone. They cost more usually though.
league  
15 May 2008 19:59 | Quote
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Yeah maybe but my favorite guitarists and influences use Passives.
Doz  
15 May 2008 20:00 | Quote
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Maybe so, but to claim they're tonally superior is wrong is a bit biased really.
league  
15 May 2008 20:13 | Quote
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Totally biased.Purely opinion. Those guitarists seem to agree with me though.
marsdemartini  
15 May 2008 23:18 | Quote
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ThePusher says:
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Dimarzio makes a D-Activator. its supposed to have the power of an active pickup but without the annoying battery
GuitarBoy666  
16 May 2008 05:04 | Quote
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I like EMG's.. I played this Godin that had 'em in it and I love it. I forget the name of the guitar, but I think it looks like my Godin, but it was silver. So metal.
mattmurray  
16 May 2008 14:59 | Quote
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marsdemartini says:
Dimarzio makes a D-Activator. its supposed to have the power of an active pickup but without the annoying battery


There is nothing annoying about the battery haha, they are supposed to last for 5000 hours of playing.

I changed mine once in the year I've had it, just for good measure, I just opened the compartment, took out the battery and popped the new one in and went on my way.
soy.el.che  
16 May 2008 16:39 | Quote
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i dunno................................
Skold  
16 May 2008 16:39 | Quote
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Actives.


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