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Bass needs an onboard preamp. Ideas?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bassgod76, Apr 1, 2013.


  1. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    I'm looking to build a bass with SD Quater Pounders and the SD MM alnico in the bridge.

    I was thinking about using an Audhere classic for the preamp. SD also carries a preamp.

    Thoughts?
    I don't want to spend the $200+ for J Retro.
     
  2. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Audere makes a damn fine active preamp for bass guitar. I like their 4 band preamp. I have 7 basses with the Audere preamp. I also have some passive basses.

    The John East j-retro is also an excellent choice.
     
  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    I have a jazz bass with that pickup arrangement. I just took it back to passive. I also installed a toggle for the mm pickup so it goes parallel/serial/single coil.
     
  4. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    Can you post a pic?
     
  5. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    The Classic 4B and Pro Z(for the slappers) are the standard high end pre in my shop. They are really nice and clear.

    The SD preamps (STC) are fantastic preamps. They do not get much kudos around the Great Trend Drain known as TalkBass, but they are clean, quiet and transparent. I keep 5 or 6 on hand at all times.
     

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