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Aguilar OBP-1/3 and a P-bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by MascisMan, Jul 12, 2004.


  1. MascisMan

    MascisMan

    Nov 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    Anyone here use either the OBP-1 or OBP-3 with their P-basses?

    More specifically doesn anyone use this preamp with their Nordstrand NP4 pickup?
     
  2. MascisMan

    MascisMan

    Nov 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    anyone? i did a search and found nothing
     
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    no, sorry.

    Much as I love 2,3 and 4 band onboard preamps, I've just never felt like putting one in my P. The PBR-1 suited what I was looking for nicely - more bass when needed.
     
  4. MascisMan

    MascisMan

    Nov 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    Hey David have you tried that Villex output booster yet?
     
  5. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Not yet. Not enough room in the Jazz cavity. Probably try it in the P, but I'll need to take preamp out first.
     
  6. MascisMan

    MascisMan

    Nov 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    yeah actually I am more interested in what it does to your NP4 since that is the pup I will be using soon.
     
  7. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    I use a preamp in a pbass, but it's a Seymour Duncan Hot for P pickup. Why are you asking?
     
  8. MascisMan

    MascisMan

    Nov 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    because I have a P-bass coming together with a Nordstrand NP4 and am deciding whether or not to go with an onboard system or stay passive.
     
  9. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    A good alternative would be an outboard preamp. The Aguilar outboard pre has the exact same circuitry as the OBP-1. You could also consider a sansamp, a Sadowsky pre, etc. This way you could keep your bass passive, but use the active sound and tweekability when needed.
     
  10. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I could alway put an on/off switch on the bass. :)
     
  11. MascisMan

    MascisMan

    Nov 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx

    lol, funny how the simplest ideas can conquer the most intricate problems...hey Nino, you have mail
     
  12. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    You already know what I think. ;)