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J bass preamp that sounds like a MM Sterling?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Direct Box Rox, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Direct Box Rox

    Direct Box Rox Silence = Deaf

    Feb 12, 2012
    Brick, N.J.
    Is there a difinitive onboard preamp that would make a jazz sound similar to a MM Sterling? I figured for starters I would replace the Duncan Designed pickups with Delanos (the version witht he giant pole pieces).

    Thank you.
  2. testing1two

    testing1two Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
  3. 73jbass

    73jbass Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    It won't sound like a Music Man. The preamp and the pickup placement are a big part of the MM tone.
  4. Direct Box Rox

    Direct Box Rox Silence = Deaf

    Feb 12, 2012
    Brick, N.J.
    I guess I should have mentioned that; the Sterling tone I dug was from the one I used to own which was purchased new from NJ Guitar & Bass Center winter of 1995 - so there was only "one" Sterling, not all the different versions there are today.

    I'll check out that SGD one that was mentioned though - thank you very much.
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