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NBD! But NEED help!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JDLowEnd, Feb 24, 2013.


  1. JDLowEnd

    JDLowEnd

    Dec 19, 2010
    Groton, CT
    Picked this up yesterday. It looks nice, needs a setup, not a huge fan of the inlays but it's a cool 7 string, cool body and headstock. The problem: it's only working in passive mode, I changed the battery, no luck, looks like I am going to have to toss in another preamp. Going off of the pictures of the knob layout, what would you recommend? I like a warmer sound with some growl, not too modern and hifi sounding. This bass actually sounds surprisingly good in passive mode but I only have volume control and pickup selection. Thanks for the assistance fellow audiophiles.
     

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  2. JDLowEnd

    JDLowEnd

    Dec 19, 2010
    Groton, CT
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  4. Joe Murray

    Joe Murray Supporting Member

    May 14, 2008
    Fairfax, VA
    I don't see a photo of the control layout. Am I missing something?

    *EDIT* Sorry, I do now.
     
  5. JDLowEnd

    JDLowEnd

    Dec 19, 2010
    Groton, CT
    Headstock pic
     

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  6. JDLowEnd

    JDLowEnd

    Dec 19, 2010
    Groton, CT
    Sorry am trying to use my iPhone and this stinks!
     

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  7. Timmah

    Timmah

    May 19, 2011
    Connecticut
    Coolest inlay ever.
    Congrats on the buy, best of luck with the pre.
     
  8. JDLowEnd

    JDLowEnd

    Dec 19, 2010
    Groton, CT
    Thanks timmah,
    Tying to get used to the design, hopefully it will grow on me!
     
  9. JDLowEnd

    JDLowEnd

    Dec 19, 2010
    Groton, CT
    Pics added hopefully to make it clear
     
  10. Darren Low

    Darren Low

    Sep 28, 2012
    Australia
    Sorry I can't help much with your problem, but those inlays are awesome!
     
  11. GODSBASSMAN

    GODSBASSMAN

    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina
    JD,
    I recommend you visit www.bestbassgear.com . Real helpful people that carry a ton of preamps to choose from. Nice looking bass.
     
  12. Timmah

    Timmah

    May 19, 2011
    Connecticut
    I was thinking about this at lunch- wouldn't it be awesome if that were an unlined fretless with that inlay?

    And did you check to make sure all the solders are good in the preamp? Maybe something came loose from the circuit board?
     
  13. GODSBASSMAN

    GODSBASSMAN

    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina
    Bartolini = warm not too modern IMHO and they offer 5 knob with mid frequency switch preamp.
     
  14. What kind of budget do you have to work with?

    That's one of those Antoniotsai basses, right?
     
  15. JDLowEnd

    JDLowEnd

    Dec 19, 2010
    Groton, CT
    I can work around a few hundred for the preamp, I don't know how much the install would be, my solder skills are limited and I don't have the bench I used too ( had to move due to breakup). I know I want a three band, I do like that it has the active passive switch currently.
     
  16. PWRL

    PWRL

    Sep 15, 2006
    Yonder
    Can't help with the pre, but I'd like to say that's an awesome inlay design.
     
  17. JDLowEnd

    JDLowEnd

    Dec 19, 2010
    Groton, CT
    Thank you, I'm surprised at the positive feedback for the inlay. I am debating about just a pedal pre; tone hammer or sansamp style
     
  18. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Quite the beast you have there. Congrats!

    P.S. My I-Phone 4's camera is one of the best I have ever used. Is you phone an earlier version?
     
  19. JDLowEnd

    JDLowEnd

    Dec 19, 2010
    Groton, CT

    It's a regular iPhone 4, I don't know if it makes a difference but I had to run my pictures through an app because they were too large to put in. It is a beast, I haven't played a bass with an unwound string before so it's strange.
     
  20. Wicked looking bass. Audere and others make pre wired pre amps. That might save you some hassle. I just dont know how well they will work for your bass.
     
  21. That's what I thought also.

    It's really cool but the headstock looks like a giant bottle opener.
     



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