I'm looking to mod my guitar so I can have it with passive electronics when the volume potentiometer is pulled up and have active electronics when it is pushed down.
A good example of this is the Carvin DC400 Premium.
I'm not sure how to do this ,though, do I need active or passive pickups to start?
Right now I have a regular old Ibanez RG series with two INF stock pickups and basic wiring. [1 volume 1 tone and a 3 way selector]
The carvin isnt like EMGs. EMGs use low impedance pickups with a preamp built into each pickup. The carvin is gonna use conventional passive pickups with a onboard preamp in the control compartment. On the preamp is active, off its bypassed. There are plenty of schematics out there for different kind of onboard preamps.
Where could I get the onboard preamp?
And where could I get a schematic for it?