#1
what are the difference between the two. are there any advantages/disadvantages between them and how do you tell them apart?
#4
you dont have to google everthing in life. its good to interact. before long people will forget that.
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you dont have to google everthing in life. its good to interact. before long people will forget that.


Just google it.
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It was necessary to spell the thread's title like that?
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you dont have to google everthing in life. its good to interact. before long people will forget that.

Makes it easier on everyone
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#10
To give an actual answer in this thread, generally active pickups have a more distorted metal like tone but you sacrfice nice warm cleans. Also they run on batteries and those need to be changed every once in a while. Passives are usually better on cleans but not always they also dont require rewiring when you switch passives for passives.
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damn...... you kids just dont get it.. do you?


Kids nowdays are lazy, they expect to get all there life information through little words on a computer screen, where thus most information on the internet is misleading and can lead to an unrealistic way of interacting with others. Its a shame really, anyways what Lethal Dosage said is correct so +3 for him, 1 for because hes right and 2 because he actually answered your thread with a REAL answer
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Quote by Lethal Dosage
To give an actual answer in this thread, generally active pickups have a more distorted metal like tone but you sacrfice nice warm cleans. Also they run on batteries and those need to be changed every once in a while. Passives are usually better on cleans but not always they also dont require rewiring when you switch passives for passives.
That's... quite wrong actually.

There is nothing about active pickups that lets them have a more heavily distorted tone than passive pickups. In fact it's possible to get passive pickups with much higher output than active pickups, and so there are passive pickups capable of much harsher overdrive than actives.
However, active pickups have minimal noise, which allows you to risk whacking your gain control up a tiny bit higher without generating so much background noise. The payoff for this is you lose some of the responsiveness of the pickup, and if your amp isn't naturally high-gain then the extra noise reduction of the active pickups won't be giving you anything, they will only be reducing the responsiveness of your playing.



Basically in short; if you have to ask about active pickups, then they're not right for you. The only people who will benefit from active pickups are those people with full professional rigs who already know all the benefits and disadvantages.
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#13
Why is that wherever I go MrFlibble has a amazing and detailed answer?
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Why is that wherever I go MrFlibble has a amazing and detailed answer?

+1. really. i wanna know... I bet he gets annoyed and pissed off that he has to write an essay for everyone's questions...
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thats, hella ****ed up.........but i can read it atleast
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