Poll: ACTIVE OR PASSIVE
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View poll results: ACTIVE OR PASSIVE
ACTIVE
6 17%
PASSIVE
30 83%
Voters: 36.
#4
Passive, Because they are always at their fullest potential. Active pickups are never at there fullest potential because the current flowing from the 9V battery flows slower as the battery runs out hence giving it a lower output. Get a Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker, most amazing pickup ive ever used.
#6
Passive, because they are the only ones I've played and my local storekeeper told me that actives sound musty on clean
#7
Horses for courses. Actives are great for many things but passives can be better at specialised sounds. Don't believe what some people tell you about cleans either. Actives were invented for clean sounds but louder.
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#8
Quote by Lurcher
Horses for courses. Actives are great for many things but passives can be better at specialised sounds. Don't believe what some people tell you about cleans either. Actives were invented for clean sounds but louder.


Damn right. Can't wait 'til I have my RG with actives set up should provide me with teh bro0talz.
#9
Most of the guitars I've played had passives, but the 3 I played with actives sounded much more to my style. So for the moment, I'm gunna have to vote active
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#10
Either, I really don't mind these days

I spent a while thinking actives were terrible and 1 trick pickups .. then I spent a while thinking actives were the best thing ever and much more defined than passives

Now I just use whatever I feel like using.

Im confident and competent enough to know I can get my sound from either.
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#12
I chose Passives. I have several guitars with active pups but most with passives I really do not see a big advantage with actives. I prefer passives myself. I think the Tony Iommi Gibson pups in my Epi SG kick a** the best pups I have ever played thru.
#15
Passives by far. My JS has some nice chrome-topped DiMarzio's in (I believe they're PAF Joe - N and FRED - B) and in my opinion they sound better than the Livewire's in my other guitarists VMNT1.

However, as much as I love passives, I hate Seymour Duncan
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#16
Passives, though actives do have their uses.
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#18
Actives are great if you have the right rig for them, but the vast majority of people will never even see the right rig for actives, let alone own one or know how to set it up properly.

As such, passives for me. You can plug them into anything and it's always going to work fine.
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