Hi guys! Pardon my possibly stupid question, but I hava a problem regarding a bass I own.
Years ago I bought a six string bass from my teacher, a beautiful hand made custom passive P/J.
I'm absolutely in love with it, it sounds amazing, but the problem is it has extremely low output.
Which bothers me for various reasons. The most important of which being it's incompatibility with most bass effects (it fails to trigger my touch wah pedal even at maximum input sensitivity), and the fact that I'd sometimes like to use two basses in one gig. The latter is practically impossible to do, since my other bass(a Mike Lull M5V)'s output is rather high and the difference between the two in volume exceeds what the a/p switch on my amp is supposed to control by far...
Plus it gets tiresome having to dig into the strings like a construction woker
Some friend recommended changing the pickups, which I'd rather not do, because it has been done before to less than satisfactory results. Plus, those pickups were especially built for this bass and may very well be the reason for its great sound. And having to throw away those mahogany pickup covers would pretty much break my heart
My ideal solution would be something that simply raises the instrument's output without necessarily changing its sound. Maybe a Glockenklang preamp