Larry Graham's J-Bass

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  1. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

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    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

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    That's how many volts his thumb needs.
     
  3. BBass06

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    Its "9" louder!:D
     
  4. phillybass101

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    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.
     
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  6. mcm

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    Love lg but he sounded best passive decades ago
     
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    Yeah, his lines & tone on the Sly & The Family Stone stuff was as classic as Motown, Stax & James Brown.
     
  8. caeman

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

    BawanaRik Supporting Member

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    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

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    Thought my 18v preamp was a monster but 27v man that's some juice.
     
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    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

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    I think he sounds better now. anybody can make a bass go boom. Most of us do.
     
  13. Clark Dark

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    His Moon or his Warwick?
     
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    His Moon J is running a Bartolini at 27v.
     
  15. Dan Lenard

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

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