audere for my geddy

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by puffer33, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. puffer33


    Jun 21, 2005
    my wife wants to buy me something bass related for Christmas (good wife;). -A buddy suggested an audere pre amp for my Geddy Lee. Is this something worth while and if so, what would be the improvements? what would I see as a result.

    any help appreciated.

  2. Yesh, it is worth it

  3. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    I personally LOVE Audere pre-amps. I have a Jazz with the same pickups as your Geddy and I can tell you first hand that it's a lethal combo!
  4. 4Mal

    4Mal Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    1. Instead of vol/vol, do Vol Blend it's active and buffered so the ratio of which pickup is active is constant - there's a myriad of new tones for you there.

    2. z-mode - think of this as a dark/neutral/bright switch. With the 'dark' comes a vol / bass boost - there is a little adjustment on the indside that let's you determine How much boost. It can be subtle or oh my god ... the brite is adjustable with cap's that you insert into little sockets on the pre. You can get a set of cap's from Audere to play with for not very much coin...

    3. active 3 band EQ - well it just works.

    4. You can also go 'whole hog and install a side mount jack if you are OK with drilling a hole in your bass. If you do that you can do a 4 band (2 mid's ) or a 3 band with a passive tone control...

    5. If you feel that overall the pre is too brite - there is a connector on the board that will let you arrange some hi end roll off globally. That is probably documented somewhere on his site.

    To me the best thing about this pre is tha it addresses some limitations of the Vol/Vol/Tone passive setup while still retaining the overall character of your bass.

    If you do this you also want to get some copper tape shielding foil from Stew Mac so that you can fully shield your bass. It's easy. They sell a kit for $20 that has the tape, wire and instructions. First time out - buy the kit. It's worth it for the instructions.
  5. toytech


    Mar 22, 2004
    San Leandro
    I LOVE my Audere! I have it paired with a set of DiMarzio's.
    Looks just like the one in the picture above.