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Fender TBP-1 Bass Pre...any good demos?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by BrentSimons, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. BrentSimons

    BrentSimons Supporting Member

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    Hey Guys,
    I've been interested in this preamp really since it came out but I haven't been able to find any decent video or audio demos for it. Would any of you be able to do a demo or point me in the right direction? I would love to hear how the overdrive blends in.
    Thank you in advance,
    Brent
  2. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

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    Check Bass Tasters! :cool:

    http://www.basstasters.com/preamps/Fender_TBP-1.html
  3. groovaholic

    groovaholic Supporting Member

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    It's a really warm sounding pre, but was a little "soft" sounding for the band I was in when I owned it.

    I wasn't a huge fan of the OD blend -- it didn't sound as "organic" as I wanted it to.

    But, the clip on BassTasters sounds accurate to me -- so if that clip sounds good to you, you'll probably like the pre.
  4. Fuzzbass

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  5. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

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    This is a great description, and really mirrors my experience.

    If you're using this for an R&B, Motown, reggae, etc. band it would kill. If you need a lot of definition and clarity, I would look elsewhere.
  6. BrentSimons

    BrentSimons Supporting Member

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    Thanks Guys!,
    I come from the Gallien Krueger/ SWR camp so this might be completely opposite than what I'm looking for. But who knows, something different? :)
    Take Care,
    Brent
  7. groovaholic

    groovaholic Supporting Member

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    Well, if you're used to the punch and immediacy of a GK, the TBP-1 will feel completely different to you.

    What features of the TBP-1 were most appealing to you?
  8. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

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    I like the old school warmth of the TBP-1. Classic.
  9. BrentSimons

    BrentSimons Supporting Member

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    Tubes vs solid state, footswitchable overdrive, para eq.

    Brent
  10. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

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    Agreed. Very nice preamp. It didn't work for my projects at the time I owned it, but it was definitely high quality. If I had been doing something more old school, or in need of that type of tone it would have been perfect.

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