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Anyone tried the Nathan East preamp by Yamaha?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Niels Keijzer, May 18, 2001.

  1. Niels Keijzer

    Niels Keijzer Guest

    Nov 27, 2000
    I'm intrigued by it...I don't really have any "bass heroes", but he really comes close. Almost makes me want a five string.

    But, has anyone tried this effect...my combination (Ampeg B100r, Status energy 4-string) sounds rather dull at the moment, and maybe I can cheer things up a little with this machine.

    Has anyone tried it out yet? (It's not that expensive either)
  2. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    I've got one. I bought it on a whim. Basically, it's just a simplified parametric EQ.

    I've found that it comes in handy for warming up certain bass tones. If you are using an amp that doesn't have a decent EQ section, then this might do the trick.
  3. Niels Keijzer

    Niels Keijzer Guest

    Nov 27, 2000
    Thanks, I'll go and try one soon.
  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I doubt he even uses it any more. You'd be better off just buying a Yamaha BBEast bass if you want to sound like Nathan. I played one at GC, and it sounded very nice.

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