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Aftermarket Stingray preamps

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by birminghambass, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Anybody tried one and care to report? I know East, Nordstrand, and Duncan make one, not really sure which one to go with. Any feedback would be appreciated.
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  3. I have the East 2 band and it sounds like the real thing to me, at least when I compare it to the new Stingray classic.
  4. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I have the Seymour Duncan but I've never used it, it came with my SD MM replacement pickup.

    I have the SGD 2 band pre currently installed in my SR4. It's set up as the high gain option that he does, and I have no complaints on the hardware. It's a very nice pre, but based on current threads and dealings with SGD I couldn't recommend it.

    If I were to get new preamp I'd probably look at the Nordstrand or the East as they seem to have what I like in a MM preamp.
  5. jazzercountry

    jazzercountry Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    I put a Sadowsky preamp in my SBMM Stingray Classic with a Nordstrand and I haven't looked back. I had an East in there before, but I prefer having the ability to easily find "flat".
  6. Anybody try the Nordstrand 2 band?