Audere classic 4-band

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bradjonesbass, Dec 14, 2012.


  1. bradjonesbass

    bradjonesbass

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    I'm going to be putting one of these in every bass I buy from here on out! The Conklin GT7 is a terrific playing bass and sounds pretty darn good out of the box, but when the stock preamp went out I did a bunch of research and ended up ordering the Audere. This bass now sounds like a $5000 custom!
  2. bongostealth

    bongostealth Supporting Member

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    Congratulations! Audere makes some excellent preamps!
  3. smperry

    smperry Moderator Supporting Member

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    Agreed. The Audere classic 4 band is a fantastic pre.
  4. 4StringTheorist

    4StringTheorist

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    I've got the 4 band 3ZB here. I pretty much never touch the Z-mode switch, so it's equivalent to a Classic 4. I agree! Killer preamp!
  5. michaelandrew

    michaelandrew The bass player is always right. Supporting Member

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    I've just put a classic 4 band in a Yamaha 765A after shielding the pre-amp cavity. The purpose of the exercise was to get rid of the noisy Yamaha electronics. Now the noise is gone, the bass sounds better than ever and I even get better string-to-string tone and volume balance.
  6. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties Supporting Member

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    Agreed on all the above. :cool:

    Audere Audio is sort of the Acme Sound of onboard preamps: innovative original design, superior performance, at a shockingly reasonable price - relative to the value.

    Or is it that Acme Sound is the Audere Audio of bass cabinets? :meh: :smug:

    MM
  7. Doom Bass

    Doom Bass

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    Hey....I'm actually in the process of pulling a stock fender jazz preamp out of a custom bass I have. In the past I haved used seymour duncan pres with kind of disappointing results. Maybe a change is in order?
  8. bradjonesbass

    bradjonesbass

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    Take a look at what they have to offer.
  9. michaelandrew

    michaelandrew The bass player is always right. Supporting Member

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    Add high quality parts, excellent build quality and great customer servivce to the other things said about Audere - recent personal experience.
  10. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

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    I ordered a new Audere JZ3 about 6 weeks ago for the bass I'm going to be surprised with for Christmas. I got this response from Audere.
    I got the V,B/HM,LM/T,B.

    I've been tempted to put it my HWY 1 Jazz, but I've been good. Waiting for Christmas.....
  11. socialleper

    socialleper

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    Do the slashes mean those are stacked pots?
  12. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

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    yep. His do. I got it backward on slashes/commas
  13. joelb79

    joelb79

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    I have a question for Audere Classic owners who have owned the other plate preamps. I found the Z-mode was stuck in Mid for me: and the tone controls on the 3ZB were too polite and wide. I settled on the 2 band audere as the better EQ Points of the Z-Mode plates; but my favorite jazz bass preamp is the Sadowsky.

    Will I be happier with the Classic? I'm looking for something to compliment my EMG J's and the EQ points look proper on this preamp. The 15DB Low/High seem more Sadowsky like; perhaps a little wider EQ range on them, but still closer.

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