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Active Electronics differ form conventional passive electronics in their unique ability to BOOST volume levels and/or selected frequency ranges, not just cut them. Designed to provide the advantages of low impedance output, these active circuits are available with a number of options.

Jackson Active Electronics consist of a micro circuit board that is installed directly inside the guitar, and connected to Jackson pickups. Jackson electronics utilize the highest-quality active components, to give you unlimited sonic choices, deliver the best signal-to-noise ration, and support long cable runs without signal degradation. Battery life is very long, on the order of a year for alkaline types. The output is a high-quality low impedance signal that can be connected directly to a mixing console or an amp. Low impedance electronics are perfectly compatible with any amplifier input; and can drive large, multi-amp setups like no standard pickups can.


JE-1000
JE-1200
JE-1500
JE-2000
JE-0005 5-Way Switch
Duncan Designed GEQ-1 Firestorm

JE-1000 - 8-position switching matrix which noticeably influences the pickups resonant frequency. What you get is a guitar sound with any coloration you prefer, from bright to dark. An optional gain boost switch and tone control are also available. The superior buffering of low-impedance electronics eliminates the problems caused by cables and effects boxes.

Input: 470K

Output: 10K

Power Drain: 280ua / 9V

Controls: 1 Vol + 3 Peak Sel Switches + 1 Gain Trim

Models:

  • JE-1000 (¥20.000, 1989 catalog price)
  • JE-1000T (¥26.000, 1989 catalog price) - with tone control.
  • JE-1000G (¥26.000, 1989 catalog price) - with gain boost switch.
  • JE-1000TG (¥28.000, 1989 catalog price) - with tone control and gain boost switch.


JE-1200 - Active mid-boost guitar circuit. Boosts middle frequencies to fatten up and thicken for a bigger tone and added sustain. The function of this Pre-Amp is to convert On-Board High Impedance pickups to a low impedance system. The Pre-Amp also offers the flexibility of mid-range frequency boost (centered at 650 Hz) by +6dB.

Input: 330K

Output: 10K

Power Drain: 280ua / 9V

Controls: 1 Vol + 1 Tone + 1 Mid-Boost

Models:

  • JE-1200 3SC (¥57.000, 1989 catalog price) - for 3 Jackson J-200 pickups.
  • JE-1200 1H2SC (¥65.000, 1989 catalog price) - for 1 Jackson humbucker + 2 Jackson J-200 pickups.
  • JE-1200 2H (¥62.000, 1989 catalog price) - for 2 Jackson humbucker.
  • JE-1200 1H (¥45.000, 1989 catalog price) - for 1 Jackson humbucker.


JE-1500 - Active para-mid E.Q. guitar circuit. Use the tone knob to select the center of any group of frequencies from 450Hz to 45KHz. That's almost like having a wah pedal built into a knob on your guitar. Parametriс Mid Boost, Frequency Sweep Control, Internal Gain Control.

Input: 100K

Output: 10K

Power Drain: 160ua / 9V

Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Frequency Selector, 1 Frequency boost Switch, 1 'Q' Trim


JE-1550 - Active para-mid E.Q. guitar circuit.


JE-2000 - Active E.Q. bass circuit. In addition to converting high impedance pickups to a low impedance system, this Pre-Amp also allows the user to boost or cut frequencies in the treble and bass range by +- 12dB.

Input: 470K

Output: 10K

Power Drain: 400ua / 9V

Controls: 1 Vol + 1 Tone + 1 Mid-Boost

Models:

  • JE-2000 (¥23.000, 1989 catalog price)
  • JE-2000 PH (¥55.000, 1989 catalog price) - for Jackson J-20 + J-40 pickup set.
  • JE-2000 PJ (¥47.000, 1989 catalog price) - for Jackson J-20 + J-150 pickup set.
  • JE-2000 P (¥38.000, 1989 catalog price) - for Jackson J-20 pickup.

The center frequency of the bass is 40 Hz while the center frequency of the treble is 2.500 Hz. This system uses the technology requiring only 380 Micro-amps of power from a 9-volt battery, thus providing longer battery life vs. conventional guitar pre-amp systems

JE-2400 - Piezo Bass System.

JE-2500 - Active para-mid E.Q. bass circuit. This is the same basic circuit as the JE-2000 but designed for use with EMG-35P/J pickups.


JE-0005 5-Way Switch - The extra two positions can, among other things, split humbucking pickups, giving you two unique single-coil combinations - the two inside coils, or the two outside coils.


Duncan Designed GEQ-1 Firestorm - Originally developed by Seymour Duncan for a Jackson model in 2002, the GEQ-1 Firestorm™ is a 20dB gain boost circuit for solidbody electric guitars. It takes a standard-looking axe and, with the flick of an innocent looking mini-toggle switch, turns it into a weapon of mass destruction capable of driving your amp harder for solos or thick rhythms, and giving you extra sustain and power.