which do you prefer passive or active pickups and why?
Passive because I haven't tried active.
Both, at the same time, with 20 9 volts in series, and a built in booster pedal.
Can't really say. I would have to try them out in a decant amp before I could make a decision.
They both sound pretty good. I prefer active though. Allows for more "sculpting" of tone.
Both, depending on what I'm playing. Metal and Hard Rock = Active. Blues, Alternative and Latin = Passive.
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?
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?
Passive. They sound warmer. I have yet to hear an active pickup that didn't sound brittle.
Please, no vs. threads.