aguilar obp-3 vs. john east (j-retro)

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by toshiya, Nov 17, 2002.

  1. toshiya


    Jun 14, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    I've searched on this forum for similar topics, but to no avail. Most are about the older OBP-1, and none compare both :(

    Anyways, the question is, how do these two match up to each other? Both are 3 band preamps, and both have had great things said about them, my question essentially, is 'which is better'? Also, do both of these offer a passive/active on/off switch?

    Also, which pickups accompany these preamps well?

  2. stingray96191


    Jul 27, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Unofficially Endorsing Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars
    Your problem may be that not to many have the obp-3 yet, as i w as told i recieved the first one sold to an imdividual, in the usa, and that was only a few weeks ago. Though i bought it back in august. Having not played with a j retroi can;t omment on that but the aguilar is amazing. And form what i understand about half the price.
    Hope this helps,

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