recommend preamp for squier vintage bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by ericmknight1906, Dec 10, 2012.


  1. ericmknight1906

    ericmknight1906

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    can anyone suggest a preamp that will actually fit in the cavity of a 70's squier vintage modified jazz bass 5 string?
    I recently purchased a really nice quality pre from Bass Mods. But unfortunately the heavy duty wiring and electronics required too much space.

    I need a pre that has volume/bass/treble/mid/pan.

    the 9 volt has to also fit. and, the 1/4 jack has to be on the control plate!

    I know this is a lot to ask but I absolutely can't settle for simply bass/treble/volume preamps.

    any help or advice is appreciated.

    I have included a link of the bass mods preamp that I recently purchased for your reference.

    http://www.bassmods.com/-3-Band-Preamp-4-Controls-ActivePassive-Plate-BEQ12-34PTAP-Passive-tone-Input-Jack-on-Plate_p_212.html
  2. aborg1

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    I just installed BEQ12-35MSAP 3 Band Preamp Vol-blend-mid Stacked Treble and Bass Act/Pass Mini Switch to my Fender Squier Deluxe Active V this weekend. The axe has a killer tone. It's hard to justify spending more money when you can install this preamp and sound monster.

    Give your phone and I'll be glad to help you out.;)
  3. ericmknight1906

    ericmknight1906

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    does your squier have the typical control cavity like most fenders and squiers?? the problem i had is that all of the wiring and that fat black control module took up too much space and couldn't fit into the cavity.



    thanks!
  4. aborg1

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    Yes, I believe it does. I did have to do some ( tie wrap wire ) compacting but it all fit. Which particular Bass do you have ?
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  8. ericmknight1906

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    ericmknight1906

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    wow! 200 bucks is a little steep. but yes, that type of pree is exactly what i need. i will continue looking for a cheaper alternative. but if need be, i will suck it up and get a retro.

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