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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 Supporting Member

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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

    zortation Distant relative of Arthur 'Two Sheds' Jackson Supporting Member

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

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    Its "9" louder!:D
  4. phillybass101

    phillybass101 Supporting Member

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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.
  5. mcm

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    Love lg but he sounded best passive decades ago
  6. grrg63

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    Yeah, his lines & tone on the Sly & The Family Stone stuff was as classic as Motown, Stax & James Brown.
  7. caeman

    caeman The Root Master Supporting Member

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    18v preamp basses have a lot of power to them...by what advantage would 27 volts give?
  8. 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.
  9. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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

    Caca de Kick Sponsored by Jagermeister Supporting Member

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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.
  11. phillybass101

    phillybass101 Supporting Member

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

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    His Moon or his Warwick?
  13. ddnidd1

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    His Moon J is running a Bartolini at 27v.
  14. 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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