Wednesday, 23 July 2008
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Having established that switching the active switch on gives a low imp. signal out, will this screw up using a fuzz pedal? (I'm looking at an old-style Wren & Cuff Pickle Pie Hella Fuzz, but I can't try before I buy...). I'm guessing that switching the active switch off will show the fuzz a passive, high impedance signal and it'll sound great?!? Here's hoping...
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Depends on the pedal. Most fuzz pedals are indeed only for passive basses, but there are a few that work with active too. Check this out with the pedal manufacturer. Anyway, as you said, turning the active switch off will make the ABII as passive as any passive bass, so any fuzz pedal will work as well as with any other passive bass.
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Cheers DL, that's kinda what I thought, but you know what it's like when you're about to drop some money on a new toy...either way it'll work though (and I'll have a bad fuzz option too :wink: ).
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Jeff the pedal nut here says that it will work in either active or passive, although it will clean up better when you roll down the volume in passive mode. There is a slight possibility that the high output of the bass could cause the pedal to "gate-out", but Jeff thinks the likelihood is extremely low. As Dragonlord says, check with the manufacturer. Cool sounding pedal by the way.
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