Replacing Ibanez ADX5/Vari-Mid III EQ?!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by mitchjonbass, Nov 30, 2012.


  1. mitchjonbass

    mitchjonbass

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    I have an Ibanez SR1015 with ADX5 pups w/ vari mid eq and I want to change both the pups and the preamp. I do not like the electronics...Does anyone have any experience changing the vari mid eq?

    I want to go with Bartolini MK5 (USA) and a new preamp..it's a 4 knob set up. 1. Vol 2. Blend 3.Treble boost/Bass boost(stacked) 4. Mid boost/Mid frequency (stacked)...

    What preamp would work best with this format?! Open to suggestions as well...

    http://www.bestbassgear.com/diagrams/4-6.gif

    http://www.bestbassgear.com/diagrams/4-7.gif

    Thanks
    Mitch
     
  2. bradjonesbass

    bradjonesbass

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    I'd look into an Audere preamp and whichever pickups you want. The Audere is MUCH quieter and a much wider eq range. I recently swapped a bad Bartolini 4.5 for an Audere Classic 4-band (you may prefer ones of their other preamps), and couldn't be happier. They're about the same price, but I like the Audere much better than I ever did the Bart.
     
  3. mitchjonbass

    mitchjonbass

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    Thank you for the suggestion..I appreciate it!

    Mitch
     

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