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SOLD Aguilar DCB Soapbar pickup set (EMG 40 size) / Aguilar OBP-3 preamp

Discussion in 'For Sale: Parts, Strings, and Accessories' started by Rod Harder, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. Rod Harder

    Rod Harder Supporting Member

    Selling a set of Aguilar DCB soapbar humbuckers that are in excellent condition, as well as an Aguilar OBP-3 preamp with a push pull selector for the mid frequency knob and a stacked bass & treble pot for a 4 knob system. These came out of a Spector 5 string that I recently acquired and put the stock EMG pickups and 18v Haz preamp back in to be consistent with these other 3 Spector basses I have with active EMG pickups.
    These DCB pickups are a great sounding, high output passive soapbar pickup with great definition and depth.
    Here are the details on these particular pickups - these are a direct replacement for the EMG 40 series pickups:

    Aguilar DCB Pickups are dual ceramic bar magnet pickups that provide a dynamic and responsive attack that works for all playing styles. The Aguilar DCB Pickups produce well developed overtones and singing sustain in the body and decay of notes.

    The uniform magnetic field of the Aguilar DCB Pickups bar magnets allow for each note to have an accurate dynamic response and capture more harmonic content. The DCB Pickups capture all information from the string as it vibrates back and forth. Aguilar uses a proprietary design that takes these benefits to a new level that will bring out the best qualities of any electric bass.

    Aguilar DCB Bass Pickups sound great installed in a passive bass or with an onboard preamp.

    Aguilar DCB 5-String Pickup Set Specifications:
    • G4 Size - 1.5" W x 4.0" L (38mm x 102mm)
    • Four-string replacement for EMG 40
    Aguilar DCB 5-String Pickup Set Construction:
    • 42 gauge heavy Formvar Wire
    • Dual Ceramic Bar Magnet
    • Single Conductor, Heat Resistant Teflon Coated Cable
    These sell new for $225 USD per set, I'm asking $140 for the pair, shipped in Canada or CONUS. Asking $125 for the OBP-3 by itself with prewired volume and blend pot included, as well as the output jack shown. Or will sell with the OBP-3 for $250 shipped for the complete system.
    Note: these do not include the pickup mounting screws. Only the pickups, with plenty of wire remaining for installation.

    Here is the info on the OBP-3 with details:

    The Aguilar OBP-3 On Board Bass Preamp is Aguilars most flexible onboard preamp design. The Aguilar OBP-3 provides +/- 18dB of Boost/Cut at 40Hz for bass, +/- 16dB of Boost/Cut at either 400Hz or 800Hz midrange, and +/- 16dB of Boost/Cut for Treble. The Aguilar OBP-3 Bass Preamp has multiple wiring options and can be wired with either a push/pull pot or mini-toggle switch or internal dip-switch for the midrange frequency selection.
    • OBP 3SK/PP:
    • Includes Stacked Treble/Bass pot, and Mid Pot. Mid pot is push/pull for Midrange frequency selection.
    Aguilar OBP-3 Specifications:
    • Bass Control: +/- 18dB @ 40Hz
    • Mid Congrol: +/- 16dB @ 400Hz or 800Hz (user switchable)
    • Treble Control: +/- 16dB @ 6.5kHz
    • Input Impedance: 1 meg ohm
    • Output Impedance: 100 ohm 9 or 18 volt operation. Additional 6dB with 18 volts
    • Distortion: .019 into 10k ohm load
    • Noise: -95dBm unweighted
    • Battery life: 324 hours estimated
    • Wire lead length: 6.50"
    • Low noise discrete FET input stage
    • Center detent 50K linear pots with dual concentric pot available
    • Dimensions: 0.98" W x 0.98" L x 0.59" D
    The Aguilar preamp will also come with the knobs shown in the photos attached.

    Will sell separately or together, the knobs and all pots shown are included with the preamp, pickups are as shown.

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    Last edited: Aug 15, 2017
  2. Rod Harder

    Rod Harder Supporting Member


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