Poll: Which do you prefer?
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View poll results: Which do you prefer?
Passive Pickups
9 82%
Active Pickups
2 18%
Voters: 11.
#1
which do you prefer passive or active pickups and why?
Schecter BlackJack Atx v-1fr
Ibanez Gax70l Duncan Distortions
Peavey XXX
Peavey MS 412
Marshall MA 412
EVH Wah
Ibanez TS-9
ISP Decimator
MXR Black Label Chorus
#2
Passive because I haven't tried active.
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#4
Can't really say. I would have to try them out in a decant amp before I could make a decision.
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#7
I have a hard time deciding on which one i like better also but I want to try the james hetfield emg's. I guess they're supposed to be actives with a lot more of a passive punch to them, has anyone tried them out?
Schecter BlackJack Atx v-1fr
Ibanez Gax70l Duncan Distortions
Peavey XXX
Peavey MS 412
Marshall MA 412
EVH Wah
Ibanez TS-9
ISP Decimator
MXR Black Label Chorus
#8
Actives don't sound quite right to me. It doesn't sound like me through them(at least to my ears) so I prefer passives. Or perhaps its just a different me that I'm not used to?
#9
Passive. They sound warmer. I have yet to hear an active pickup that didn't sound brittle.