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Bartolini NTMB preamp.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by stingray96191, Dec 7, 2001.


  1. stingray96191

    stingray96191

    Jul 27, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Unofficially Endorsing Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars
    There is a small pot on top of the bartolini ntmb preamp in my new bass, does anyone know what it does. I heard it adjusts the midrange control, but is it safe to fool around with it.

    Thanks

    ERin
     
  2. EString

    EString

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    A bass isn't like a computer.

    You're not going to erase your strings if your pickup height is too high.

    Of course the knob is safe to fool around with.
     
  3. stingray96191

    stingray96191

    Jul 27, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Unofficially Endorsing Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars
    Yeah but what doe sit do/????
     
  4. EString

    EString

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    Just mess with it. It is most likely one of the following:

    -pan or blend pot
    -bass
    -mid
    -treble

    It shouldn't be hard to distinguish what it is. If your bass gets boomier, then it's bass. If you bass gets tinny, then it's treble. If your bass becomes more mid-rangey, then its mids.
     
  5. stingray96191

    stingray96191

    Jul 27, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Unofficially Endorsing Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars
  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    It's probably a gain control. Increases or decreases the output of the bass.
     
  7. Might be a good idea to make a mark of where it is initially before you move it around.
     
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    That preamp comes with a gain control pot.
     
  9. Brad has it. The knob controls the strength of the signal.