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New MPG Level 5

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by katalyzt13, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. katalyzt13


    May 22, 2012
    Well, it isn't new - I traded it from a really cool bass player I recently met - basically gave me an awesome deal just because he has other awesome basses so doesn't use this one very often.

    Here is my question - this is a 5 pot preamp with active EMG jazz pups, it has the concentric pot for low and high mids, I think - I haven't spent a lot of time turning knobs yet. I was hoping somebody would just know from my description which preamp this is - supposedly one of the knobs is push/pull to go to passive, but the dude I traded from didn't remember which knob and none of them are pulling or pushing easily -

    Here are a few quick pics...

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  2. emblymouse

    emblymouse do not reuscitate Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    W' Sconsin
    Endorsing Artist Lakland**Bag End**Schroeder
    That is a beauty. I've had a few and they are near the top of my list. But I don't have a clue about the preamp.
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  4. katalyzt13


    May 22, 2012
    well, I think I found it - I think it is the EMG BQS preamp, which doesn't have a push/pull for active/passive - which would explain why I couldn't find it.
  5. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    Definitely an EMG preamp.

    I've always wanted to play an MPG. How does it hang with that long upper horn?
  6. There is no push/pull pot on that bass.
  7. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    Also the concentric knobs are frequency sweep (outer) and mid level (inner).
  8. katalyzt13


    May 22, 2012
    Honestly, it is really well balanced - one of the best balanced bass guitars I've ever worn. It isn't a light instrument, though.

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