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Another stupid question (on board preamps)

Discussion in 'Ask Ray Riendeau' started by timolius, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. timolius

    timolius Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2011
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    Why does somebody need an onboard preamp? If I have a good quality amp w a nice front end, should I need a preamp in my bass?
    I have played some basses w onboard pres and they sound good, but I think if I was to play with the input and eq on my amp I could get the same sound w a passive bass. I have a passive J bass (G&L) and was wondering what I would gain with an onboard pre.

    Thanks in advance for any input
  2. bass4worship

    bass4worship Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
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    I've had both and find the on broad preamp let me tweet my EQ when I'm away from my amp on stage.

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