Good budget preamp for Fishman BP-100?

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Rusty the Scoob, Jan 19, 2014.


  1. Rusty the Scoob

    Rusty the Scoob Supporting Member

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    I've got a Fishman BP-100 that I've had since it was cutting edge... but can't find my old Fishman preamp that used to go with it and it sounds horrible straight to a bass amp. What preamp on a budget would you recommend for me as a very occasional upright player? XLR DI output would be a bonus but not a deal-breaker.
  2. dkimbrobass

    dkimbrobass

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    Can't beat the Fishman Pro Platinum EQ. You can find em used. Good EQ and XLR out. Really helps out an pickup going into an amp. -DK
  3. powerbass

    powerbass

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    Try posting in the amplifier forum, you'll get more info there
  4. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC Supporting Member

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    Fdeck pre-amp, hands down. The Swiss Army knife of DB amplification.

    Look here.
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  6. GrowlerBox

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    I wonder if in the case of the BP-100, and depending on the rest of the chain, whether the Fishman might actually be better than the fdeck, just this once! The Fishman pre-amp's voicing is generally a hindrance, but the pretty comprehensive tone-shaping options offered by the Plat-Pro are probably going to be useful unless you have a very good amp.

    Better still might be the fdeck and a new pickup ...
  7. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC Supporting Member

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    If the amp doesn't have a good tone-shaping section, then I certainly agree.

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