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Bartolini / Tobias observation..

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by meatwad, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. meatwad


    Apr 9, 2008
    Smallville, USA
    I've owned this bass since late '99, and just discovered something interesting yesterday; if all three tone knobs (b/m/t) are turned all the way down, there is absolute zero signal passing through.

    20121104_214452. 20121104_214404. 20121104_215019.
    I've never owned an active preamp that did this IIRC. It still sounds great, but this has me curious if anything has gone wrong?
  2. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    That's odd. Mine doesn't do that, but I have the NTMB preamp.
  3. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Nope, that's normal. My 84 Hybrid does the same thing.