1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TB Android app is working, you may need to uninstall/reinstall. The iPhone app is still pending approval by Apple. If you haven't yet, try using your mobile browser - TalkBass is responsive to any screen size.

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

Pre-amps dilema: East versus Sadowsky

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Bassandgolf, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. Bassandgolf

    Bassandgolf Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2011
    Likes Received:
    I have a 2011 Fender Deluxe 5 and i want to replace the pre. I was thinking one of these two brands. I had a sadowsky but curious about the j retro. I play a lot of funk, r&b, but need some flexibility and a killer j slap tone.

    Thoughts, experiences? Thx guys!
  2. Tim Bishop

    Tim Bishop Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2006
    Likes Received:
    J Retro = 'Tone Monster' and perfect for what you're looking for! Also, very easy to install into Fender Jazz Bass. Just make certain shielding is not compromised upon replacement; that is if Fender shielded the bass in the first place. If the bass isn't properly shielded from the factory, this would be a good opportunity to insure it will be.

Share This Page