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Another stupid question (on board preamps)

Discussion in 'Ask Ray Riendeau' started by timolius, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. timolius


    Oct 13, 2011
    Why does somebody need an onboard preamp? If I have a good quality amp w a nice front end, should I need a preamp in my bass?
    I have played some basses w onboard pres and they sound good, but I think if I was to play with the input and eq on my amp I could get the same sound w a passive bass. I have a passive J bass (G&L) and was wondering what I would gain with an onboard pre.

    Thanks in advance for any input
  2. bass4worship

    bass4worship Ready For Freddy, let rock Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Sebring, Florida
    I've had both and find the on broad preamp let me tweet my EQ when I'm away from my amp on stage.

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