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Aguilar OBP1

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Melodie, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. Melodie

    Melodie

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    Im looking to buy an aguilar obp1 preamp( i only want boost).

    Say i bought it from bestbass gear i would choose the option of

    2 Pickup, 4 Knob, 1 Switch... V, V, T, B a/p sw

    I have found it on ebay for half the price but... there are no options to choose.. it just looks like it comes with well 2 volume pots i guess so...

    Probably being really stupid but... is it missing something... like what am i suppose to do for the Treble and bass...

    MY bass currently has an EMG BTC in which i hate hence swapping it out, far to fiddly.

    So yeh am i being stupid... or will i need to purchase more stuff?

    Thanks
  2. line6man

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    Best Bass Gear has a prewiring service. You're paying for someone to do most of the soldering for you. If you buy a preamp on eBay or whatever, you will need to wire it yourself.

    IIRC, the EQ pots for the OBP-1 are 25k audio taper.
  3. Melodie

    Melodie

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    ah right i see... well id be geting the shop to sort all that as im useless so...

    Which option would be better?
  4. mhduffl

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    It depends on if you have time and able to solder them.
    You could buy the half-priced preamp package plus the volume pots separately on ebay and wire them at home for saving $ and having fun.
    Or you could get the pre-wired preamp from bestbassgeear and just spend 10 minutes to install them to your bass.
    Both way works! But I'd always prefer pre-wired one to avoid trouble!

    Good luck!
  5. maurilio

    maurilio Musician/tech at Mo's Shop and Nordstrand Supporting Member

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    Endorsing artist: Nordstrand - DR strings - Sadowsky - Genz Benz

    10 min?
  6. mhduffl

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    Sorry for joking.
    I think 30 minutes to install a pre-wired preamp should be more than enough.....:p

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