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Best Preamp for a Bass Project (poll)

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by joelb79, Dec 25, 2006.


  1. Aguilar OBP-3

    7 vote(s)
    35.0%
  2. Sadowsky Onboard

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. Demeter Onboard

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  4. Bartolini AP 5.4

    5 vote(s)
    25.0%
  5. Other (Specify)

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  1. joelb79

    joelb79

    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    I'm going to be building my own Gecko 5, and the electronics side is killing me.

    I'm pretty much set on using the Nordstrand DC5's in Parallel, and was wondering what people think would be the best preamp for the job.
     
  2. Greenman

    Greenman

    Dec 17, 2005
    Ontario Canada
    Audere,East Retro will probably get a lot of votes.
     
  3. joelb79

    joelb79

    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    more than likely.. DANG can't believe i forgot those options!
     
  4. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    i vote Aguilar. I had their outboard pre and i really like it. It was very flexible and the tone very thick and clear.
     
  5. 1kinal

    1kinal Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2006
    Montreal, Qc. Canada
    Endorsing Artist: SIT strings
    I've found the OBP-3 to work really well with Nordstrand pickups. That said, I've not tried the Demeter or Sadowsky preamps.
     
  6. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    New York
    i love the ob-3 but in my custom im having made, i will have the nordstand dual coils with an audere 4 band preamp.
     
  7. I'm using an OBP-2 with a Nordstrand on my P-bass. Clear and thick at the same time. Works for me!
    Good luck :D
     
  8. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    No love for good ol' Basslines?
     

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