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I have a Samick Corsair 5 String (a copy of the Fender P-Bass) with a P-J pickup configuration. I am considering upgrading the pickups and I am wondering what you would recommend. I am thinking active pickups because I also have a Samick Fairlane 5 string (a copy of the Fender J Bass) with active pickups (unlike a normal J Bass this bass has 2 soapbar pickups) and it sounds amazing. Sadly I am finding it hard to find active P and J pickups, particularly for a 5 string bass. Any advice would be nice, links would be nicer.
#2
I know very little about bass (i'm much more a guitar player) and hopefully the other regulars can help more, but maybe the problem is that you're looking for active pickups, rather than a preamp? I could be wrong, but I was under the impression that the vast majority of "active" basses actually had passive pickups, but combined with an active preamp to make them "active".
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the other thing is, using an eq pedal might be an easier way to do it- that can often get you (sort of) close to the sound of an active bass with a passive bass.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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