Shadow's cable preamps are unique in the music business! To make your original pickups active you would need to install electronics which is a major modification of your instrument. Shadow cable preamps will allow you to do this without modification. It will boost the volume, make your pickups low impedance and will allow you to trim, with additional active tone controls, your sound to the optimum. The Shadow ECP-2 is a cable preamp for electric guitar with bass, mid and treble control and a shape preset switch to achieve clean or powerful, aggressive/punchy sound.