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Larry Graham's J-Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by caeman, Dec 16, 2012.


  1. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    Ohio
    I was reading the January issue of Premier Guitar and there was a big spread on Larry Graham. And, of course, there is the section that lists his equipment. His J-bass uses a 27-volt preamp. 27 volts! Yowza!
     
  2. zortation

    zortation Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    That's how many volts his thumb needs.
     
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  4. BBass06

    BBass06

    Mar 8, 2004
    Its "9" louder!:D
     
  5. phillybass101

    phillybass101

    Jan 12, 2011
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Brubaker Guitars, Tecamp Bass Players Gear
    I saw him playing on a white warwick and he didn't play it with the same AUTHORITY. It looked too small for him and that he was fighting it.
     
  6. mcm

    mcm

    Oct 2, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Love lg but he sounded best passive decades ago
     
  7. grrg63

    grrg63

    Dec 14, 2005
    Pittsburgh
    Yeah, his lines & tone on the Sly & The Family Stone stuff was as classic as Motown, Stax & James Brown.
     
  8. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    Ohio
    18v preamp basses have a lot of power to them...by what advantage would 27 volts give?
     
  9. BawanaRik

    BawanaRik Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    3 nine volt batteries or a Alembic like power supply?

    That's head room. Don't spill a drink on that pup.
     
  10. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Thought my 18v preamp was a monster but 27v man that's some juice.
     
  11. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    I remember back in the 90's visiting a buddy who worked at Seymour Duncan and talking about headroom in their preamps, and him telling me their pre's are well capable of running at 27v.
     
  12. phillybass101

    phillybass101

    Jan 12, 2011
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Brubaker Guitars, Tecamp Bass Players Gear
    I think he sounds better now. anybody can make a bass go boom. Most of us do.
     
  13. His Moon or his Warwick?
     
  14. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    His Moon J is running a Bartolini at 27v.
     
  15. Dan Lenard

    Dan Lenard Banned

    Mar 8, 2002
    Status used to make a Jonas Helborg bass - 36V !! It would get louder if you stared at it !!
     



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