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Audere classic 4-band

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bradjonesbass, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. I'm going to be putting one of these in every bass I buy from here on out! The Conklin GT7 is a terrific playing bass and sounds pretty darn good out of the box, but when the stock preamp went out I did a bunch of research and ended up ordering the Audere. This bass now sounds like a $5000 custom!
  2. bongostealth

    bongostealth Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    Congratulations! Audere makes some excellent preamps!
  3. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Agreed. The Audere classic 4 band is a fantastic pre.
  4. 4StringTheorist

    4StringTheorist Supporting Member

    I've got the 4 band 3ZB here. I pretty much never touch the Z-mode switch, so it's equivalent to a Classic 4. I agree! Killer preamp!
  5. michaelandrew

    michaelandrew The bass player is always right.

    I've just put a classic 4 band in a Yamaha 765A after shielding the pre-amp cavity. The purpose of the exercise was to get rid of the noisy Yamaha electronics. Now the noise is gone, the bass sounds better than ever and I even get better string-to-string tone and volume balance.
  6. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Agreed on all the above. :cool:

    Audere Audio is sort of the Acme Sound of onboard preamps: innovative original design, superior performance, at a shockingly reasonable price - relative to the value.

    Or is it that Acme Sound is the Audere Audio of bass cabinets? :meh: :smug:

  7. Doom Bass

    Doom Bass

    Jan 27, 2012
    Hey....I'm actually in the process of pulling a stock fender jazz preamp out of a custom bass I have. In the past I haved used seymour duncan pres with kind of disappointing results. Maybe a change is in order?
  8. Take a look at what they have to offer.
  9. michaelandrew

    michaelandrew The bass player is always right.

    Add high quality parts, excellent build quality and great customer servivce to the other things said about Audere - recent personal experience.
  10. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
    I ordered a new Audere JZ3 about 6 weeks ago for the bass I'm going to be surprised with for Christmas. I got this response from Audere.
    I got the V,B/HM,LM/T,B.

    I've been tempted to put it my HWY 1 Jazz, but I've been good. Waiting for Christmas.....
  11. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    Do the slashes mean those are stacked pots?
  12. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
    yep. His do. I got it backward on slashes/commas
  13. joelb79


    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    I have a question for Audere Classic owners who have owned the other plate preamps. I found the Z-mode was stuck in Mid for me: and the tone controls on the 3ZB were too polite and wide. I settled on the 2 band audere as the better EQ Points of the Z-Mode plates; but my favorite jazz bass preamp is the Sadowsky.

    Will I be happier with the Classic? I'm looking for something to compliment my EMG J's and the EQ points look proper on this preamp. The 15DB Low/High seem more Sadowsky like; perhaps a little wider EQ range on them, but still closer.