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Which onboard preamp?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by GrooveWarrior, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. GrooveWarrior

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    I have a 2001 American Standard Jazz. Natural Ash body, maple board. It has Bartolini Quadcoil pickups. I want to put a preamp in it. Which one do you think I should get with that setup? I prefer a 3 band.

    If you choose "other" please specify.
  2. punchdrunk

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    Glockenklang
  3. joeyl

    joeyl Supporting Member

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    If you wanted to go really wild, ACG preamp.
    Conservative: East Retro

    I had bad luck with Audere and Glock
  4. LowEndWooly

    LowEndWooly Supporting Member

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    I just put the 3 band Aguilar on my Ray34ca with nordstrand mm4.2 pickup and I couldn't be happier. Best sounding bass I have ever played.
  5. Teacher

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    That ACG EQ-01 has me intrigued.
  6. GrooveWarrior

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    What is wild about the ACG? I'm not real familiar with them.
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    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Mike Pope preamp
  9. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I was gonna say Flex Core, but since it wasn't in the poll, I put Aguilar.
  10. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Can anyone describe the Aggie sound in a nutshell is it aggressive and middy?
  11. Envincibal

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    Audere. That's all you'll need.
  12. wcriley

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    I've noticed that EMG preamps get little or no love around here.
    Why is that?
  13. aproud1

    aproud1 Hit that long lunar note, and let it float. Gold Supporting Member

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    +1
  14. basswave

    basswave Execuse me but your I-IV-V is in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

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    Audere or Nordstrand
  15. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am Supporting Member

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    I put the East Retro. I just love the tone, but that being said I have never heard one with Quad Bart Jazz pickups. I have heard a U-Retro with Bart Quad Soap bars in a Roscoe bass and it sounded amazing.
  16. Kaspar Vadsholt

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    Sadowsky. While not as hifi and up-to-date as others, the warmth and girth its FETs gives, is addictive IMO
  17. scotch

    scotch Will play bass for fish tacos. Plus cash. Supporting Member

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    Nah, not really. I have an OBP-3 in a Fender 5'er with a passive switch. There's is virtually no difference in tone with the eq points set flat.

    There is a lot of range with the Aggie, though. It has more boost & cut available than is probably needed!. The eq points are smart & musical and just plain work well! There is a selectable mid frequency - the higher setting gets aggressive if you boost it, but set flat it's very neutral, it doesn't really "add" or "subtract" anything.
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    I really like the 4 band Audere preamp ... my second choice is the East preamps. I don't have much interest in the rest.
  19. Ric5

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    +1

    4 band controls and no unwanted coloration.
  20. AngelCrusher

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    Agree. I had an Aggie as well and a Sadowsky. Loved them both, but the Sadowsky is magic. The way it fits a jazz bass is just perfect.

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