Aguilar OBP3, to run 9V or 18V?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Mr. Pitiful, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. Mr. Pitiful

    Mr. Pitiful

    Jan 22, 2003
    Fargo ND
    I just ordered the OBP3 for my Marcus Miller Jazz, and I thought I read it could be run either 9 or 18 volts. Which is the better setup? I am a fingerstyle player looking for mid punch if that helps.

    Thank you.

    Mr. Pitiful
  2. strummer


    Jul 27, 2005
    If you have the space for two batteries, go for 18 V.
  3. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    What he said.. I'll never have a bass with less than a 18v. powered pre again.
  4. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    If you don't have the space, don't worry about running 9V. I'm doing that with my OBP-3 with no problems.
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Moved to Pickups & Electronics.
  6. What are the practical differences between running 9v and 18v? I'm considering putting an OBP-3 in my Warwick Thumb (which already has two 9v batteries) so i'm sure I would run it 18v but im curious as to what the differences are.