New MPG Level 5

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


  1. katalyzt13

    katalyzt13

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    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 I Dig A Pony Supporting Member

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    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.
  3. katalyzt13

    katalyzt13

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    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.
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo I like turtles. Supporting Member

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    Definitely an EMG preamp.

    I've always wanted to play an MPG. How does it hang with that long upper horn?
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  6. line6man

    line6man

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    There is no push/pull pot on that bass.
  7. mmbongo

    mmbongo I like turtles. Supporting Member

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

    katalyzt13

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    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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