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How would you mod pedals for active bass?
« on: April 02, 2018, 01:37:13 PM »
I havenít played my bass much lately but trying it out, I never reconciled active preamp to pedals.. How would I approach modding a pedal to work properly?
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Re: How would you mod pedals for active bass?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2018, 02:28:37 PM »
such a generalized question ... I don't think you'd get much out of a generalized answer ... can you be more specific in what pedal you're looking to mod?
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Re: How would you mod pedals for active bass?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2018, 02:53:29 PM »
such a generalized question ... I don't think you'd get much out of a generalized answer ... can you be more specific in what pedal you're looking to mod?
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Re: How would you mod pedals for active bass?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 02:56:11 PM »
I have a Zerconia that I used the Bass BOM on and it is not usable due to distortion and general unhappiness with the active signal. I have a Ibanez BTB with active electronics and I never thought about the active electronics until I fired it up.. OH yeah! 
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Re: How would you mod pedals for active bass?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2018, 02:58:40 PM »
Did you try the Zirconia at 18v?

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Re: How would you mod pedals for active bass?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2018, 04:21:14 PM »
I'll try that. 18v... no pain no gain.
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Re: How would you mod pedals for active bass?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2018, 04:38:32 PM »
I have a Zerconia that I used the Bass BOM on and it is not usable due to distortion and general unhappiness with the active signal. I have a Ibanez BTB with active electronics and I never thought about the active electronics until I fired it up.. OH yeah!
Thatís an awesome bass.


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Re: How would you mod pedals for active bass?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2018, 04:46:01 PM »

I Really have to get it set up properly. It has double truss rods and feels flappy/buzzy right now with the action higher than I like.  Maybe heavier gauge strings.
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Re: How would you mod pedals for active bass?
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2018, 04:49:30 PM »
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Re: How would you mod pedals for active bass?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2018, 06:02:32 PM »
Nah, heavier just presents a bunch of other issues. That is a thing of beauty. What amp you running?


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Re: How would you mod pedals for active bass?
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2018, 06:04:41 PM »
Using it direct for recording but would love to get a small rig someday.
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Re: How would you mod pedals for active bass?
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2018, 06:27:59 PM »
Using it direct for recording but would love to get a small rig someday.
Thatís a hell of a guitar for recording, nice. Pickups like that need a big rig if you were to get one. Although, markbass makes a great little 700 watt 2x10 combo. The wattage handles the low end with clarity, even at low volumes.


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Re: How would you mod pedals for active bass?
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2018, 06:22:25 PM »
Just in case someone else runs into this, running the Zirconium @ 18v make its work fine with my active bass.
 
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