Preamp Help

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by 74impala, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. 74impala


    May 17, 2006
    Wheaton, IL
    I'm in the process of my very first build. Got most everything planned out but am still having a hard time figuring out the electronics. Someone gave me a set of Delano SBC5 HE/S pickups so I'm probably going to try those but can't decide what preamp to pair with them. I'm hoping to have a warm/darker tone with a good amount of output. Any suggestions?
  2. ctmullins

    ctmullins Registered Panther Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    Holy cow! Those are nice pickups to have someone just give you! For a warm/darker tone, you'll want to wire them in series mode. And my preamp of choice is something by John East, like a BTB-01 for stacked two-band, or a full-on U-Retro for more.