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Aguilar OBP-2 - remove it or leave it?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by raphaeldc, Mar 27, 2013.


Aguilar OPB-2: remove it or leave it?

Poll closed Mar 29, 2013.
  1. Remove it

    21 vote(s)
    23.9%
  2. Leave it

    67 vote(s)
    76.1%
  1. raphaeldc

    raphaeldc

    Mar 24, 2010
    Porto, Portugal
    Hi!

    I'm having some issues with my JBass right now. It has a obp-2 preamp and the active mode is not working (actually, it has a passive/active switch).

    I'm almost sure that the switch is the real problem, but I'm considering remove the preamp, and leave it only passive. I'm not gigging right now and the preamp doesn't change the tone too much, IMO.

    What do you guys think? Remove it or leave it?

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Bassman7PM

    Bassman7PM

    Mar 13, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Why not repair it? If its just the switch then it'll be a simple fix and retain its value.
     
  3. raphaeldc

    raphaeldc

    Mar 24, 2010
    Porto, Portugal
    I was considering that option, but I keep thinking: one less thing to fix...

    I don't want to sell/trade it now, but would it mess with any future negotiation? What do you think?
     
  4. thebassbuilder

    thebassbuilder

    Mar 7, 2012
    Spartanburg SC
    guitar builder, Meyers Guitars
    I think it would help the re-sale of it in the future if you decide to so that. It would be a bonus to have a bass with both active and passive tones. So I would fix it as well.
     
  5. Fix it. Keep it working as original and it will be a lot more lucrative to other people in the case of you having to sell it one day
     
  6. Philonius

    Philonius Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    2k W of the Duwamsh
    They're pretty transparent, and you have the passive option already. Keep.
     
  7. Flabass

    Flabass

    Aug 11, 2008
    St. Petersburg
    Fix it, keep it.
     
  8. tbplayer59

    tbplayer59

    Jan 20, 2013
    Replacing the switch (assuming it's just a toggle) is probably less hassle than taking the whole thing out. I'm thinking solder disconnections and reconnections.
     
  9. eddododo

    eddododo Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    if you don't fix it, I will GLADLY take it off of your hands ;)
     
  10. Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

    Dec 3, 2012
    Replace the switch with a high quality piece. No Radio Shack or eBay specials...
     
  11. eddododo

    eddododo Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    +1 on that

    radioshack is such a disappointing place
     
  12. raphaeldc

    raphaeldc

    Mar 24, 2010
    Porto, Portugal
    Thank you all!

    I just emaild my tech and he told me to bring the bass tomorrow morning to be fixed. It's a custom model and all components were no other thing than expensive, including pots (the volume pot is a push/pull switch for active/passive toggling). He also told me It has something like a "lifetime warranty", so it wouldn't be charged. Mods would obviously cost something.

    Another question has come to me: anyone have any experience with the obp-1? The obp-2 is boost and cut, but i've never "cut" anything. Is it functional to cut frequencies on a onboard preamp, or just boost is the way to go?
     
  13. Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

    Dec 3, 2012
    http://www.aguilaramp.com/products_preamps_obp1.htm
     
  14. Syco_bass

    Syco_bass Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2008
    Tucson, Arizona
    Custom builder - Arizona Bass Company/Curcio Custom Basses
    I was wondering how long it would take before someone said this. :hyper:
     
  15. raphaeldc

    raphaeldc

    Mar 24, 2010
    Porto, Portugal
    Mee too... :D
     
  16. Gougedeye

    Gougedeye Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Central Washington
    Fix it and leave it in. That way you have it when you want it.
     
  17. raphaeldc

    raphaeldc

    Mar 24, 2010
    Porto, Portugal
    Problem solved! Bad switch that got fixed. I've decided i'm gonna leave the preamp installed for now. Thank you all!!!
     

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