#1
this may look as a dumb question but is it possible to have an active pickup on bridge position and a passive one in neck ?
#2
sure it's possible - but it takes a bit of finagling wiring-wise, but I was really confused by your thread title. I was thinking "what, do picks have batteries in them now?"
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Yes, it's possible.

No, it's not worth the trouble of doing.
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#4
Quote by STEGMAIER
this may look as a dumb question but is it possible to have an active pickup on bridge position and a passive one in neck ?
As long as the preamp is between the PuP and the selector switch I'd say yes.

Plan "B", would be to wire the guitar in stereo. Whether that would be necessary, I'm not entirely certain.
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Quote by oneblackened
sure it's possible - but it takes a bit of finagling wiring-wise, but I was really confused by your thread title. I was thinking "what, do picks have batteries in them now?"


Active picks. Awesome.
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#6
You could with a preamp.

You can without a preamp, but they can't share any pots, and you won't have a position that combines them.
#7
Quote by W4RP1G
You could with a preamp.

You can without a preamp, but they can't share any pots, and you won't have a position that combines them.
Actually, it makes more sense to just preamp both of them, or get a stomp box preamp.

If the passive and active pickups can't share any pots, then wiring the guitar in stereo might be a "good" option.
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Um, "Ebow"....?
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Quote by Captaincranky
Um, "Ebow"....?

Haha nah it's just the first thing I thought of was like a regular pick with a battery crudely taped to it.
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Quote by VVolverin3
Haha nah it's just the first thing I thought of was like a regular pick with a battery crudely taped to it.



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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#11
Quote by Captaincranky
Actually, it makes more sense to just preamp both of them, or get a stomp box preamp.

If the passive and active pickups can't share any pots, then wiring the guitar in stereo might be a "good" option.
Um, "Ebow"....?

Well, of course it makes more sense, but I'm just putting another option out there.

I ought to start messing with preamps more, it seems ideal to have an active bridge pickup and a passive neck, unless the preamp kills the tonal qualities of a passive