First time changing stocks(pre amp and pickups) advice needed
I'm just posting up as I've decided I'm definitely going to change the pre amp in my bass, but I might change the pickups down the line also. I own a streamer lx jazzman bass. I apologise in advance for the length of this, but want to get as much detail as possible into the post.
At the moment I only really use the humbucker, as I get the aggressive, yet clear punchy tone I crave with it(bass boosted to about 90% with mids at about 75 and treble at 70). I do love the jazz pickup though. It's really punchy and great for slap(just not enough power compared to the humbucker). I always thought there was something up with my preamp though, as I could never blend the two pickups without substantial volume loss and loss of definition.(hoping changing the preamp will fix this) and always liked the idea of both pickups together, if I could achieve it without losing tone and volume.
I was thinking of going with a 4 band(bass,low mid, high mid, treble, I only have a 3 at the moment, but would love more control) Seymour Duncan and maybe change the pickups with basslines as well(mm and jazz). I'm clueless on pre amps and pickups, so was wondering if anyone knew if this would be compatible? What is the typical price for a pre amp and for the pick ups? Any places to find them in particular(not finding really any European choice) Want to get the best possible equipment, so don't mind spending a bit on everything.
Thanks in advance
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