#1
I've heard a few terms being tossed around concerning pickups, which has left me a bit confused.

There are two types of pickups, as most of you already know(Active and Passive), but where things get tricky lies in the pre-amp. Do active pickups always have a pre-amp system, or is it simply complementary? I've also heard that passive pickups can sometimes be set up with a pre-amp, so would active pickups with a pre-amp and passive pickups with a pre-amp sound the same?

Thanks in advance for your comments, replies, and responses.
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#3
Active pick ups do not require an active preamp. Passives and actives will have different sounds running through an active preamp as it would a regular circuit. The preamp is basically just like the EQ on your amp that can give you a little extra boost in a certain frequency. The only thing that active preamps and active pickups have in common is the battery they need to work.
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