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Aguilar OBP1

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Melodie, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. Melodie


    Dec 6, 2011
    Im looking to buy an aguilar obp1 preamp( i only want boost).

    Say i bought it from bestbass gear i would choose the option of

    2 Pickup, 4 Knob, 1 Switch... V, V, T, B a/p sw

    I have found it on ebay for half the price but... there are no options to choose.. it just looks like it comes with well 2 volume pots i guess so...

    Probably being really stupid but... is it missing something... like what am i suppose to do for the Treble and bass...

    MY bass currently has an EMG BTC in which i hate hence swapping it out, far to fiddly.

    So yeh am i being stupid... or will i need to purchase more stuff?

  2. Best Bass Gear has a prewiring service. You're paying for someone to do most of the soldering for you. If you buy a preamp on eBay or whatever, you will need to wire it yourself.

    IIRC, the EQ pots for the OBP-1 are 25k audio taper.
  3. Melodie


    Dec 6, 2011
    ah right i see... well id be geting the shop to sort all that as im useless so...

    Which option would be better?
  4. mhduffl


    Nov 27, 2008
    Hong Kong
    It depends on if you have time and able to solder them.
    You could buy the half-priced preamp package plus the volume pots separately on ebay and wire them at home for saving $ and having fun.
    Or you could get the pre-wired preamp from bestbassgeear and just spend 10 minutes to install them to your bass.
    Both way works! But I'd always prefer pre-wired one to avoid trouble!

    Good luck!
  5. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Supporting Member

    May 25, 2003
    Studio City+Redlands, CA
    Endorsing artist: Nordstrand - Genzler Amplification - Sadowsky - Dunlops Strings - DR Strings

    10 min?
  6. mhduffl


    Nov 27, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Sorry for joking.
    I think 30 minutes to install a pre-wired preamp should be more than enough.....:p