Demter Onboard Preamp - Anyone using one in a bass.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by BigMikeW, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. BigMikeW

    BigMikeW Banned

    May 25, 2005
    Nashville, TN.
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    Again, I am working with someone and want to get peoples thoughts ont he Demter onboard pre.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. BigMikeW

    BigMikeW Banned

    May 25, 2005
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  3. JOME77

    JOME77 Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    The Demeter is a great pre! I've had 2 Roscoe's with Roscoe tuned Demeter pre's (having #3 made as we speak) and I really love the sound. I've also installed a stock Demeter pre in a couple of other basses and had very good results. One bass had the EMG Jazz P/U's and the other Bartolini soap bars. worked great with both. The pre has very glassy highs, adequate mids and nice smooth lows. The pre is also very quiet and comes pre-wired for easy installation.
  4. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I have a Demeter preamp in my Roscoe. Demeter pre's and Bartolini pickups go perfectly together. A Demeter pre will give you a clean tone throughout. John Patitucci used one in his old Ken Smith for years. Tyler's use Demeter pre's exclusively. Mike Adler, Harvey Citron and Jon Maghini use them as well. The only type of pickup I can't imagine using a Demeter with would be a vintage type of pickup, although I see that Pat Wilkins is using a Demeter pre in his jazz basses. I'm curious as to how that would sound. I love my Demeter onboard preamp. It gives me a clean, clear tone and allows me to get a wide dynamic range out of my pickups.

    The Demeter pre is one of only a couple of available preamps that I like that are on the market.
  5. BigMikeW

    BigMikeW Banned

    May 25, 2005
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    Thanks guys? Any others?
  6. ebladeboi123


    Jul 11, 2005
    Oberlin, Oh
    Sorry that doesn't really contribute to the thread- But does this demeter pre have a website? Or any one have soundclips.
  7. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Maybe down in the Pickups and Electronics area....

  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member



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    I personally dig the Demeter Pre amp,I've used them for
    years.the Demeter pre amp to my ears seem to have very
    pristine highs,Strong punchy mids and Bass that sits
    just right in it's tonal setting options,the demeter is also
    very transparent and the slightest EQ adjustment is
    very noticeable.I suggested to Mike Adler the Demeter
    Pre amp(he's installing one in my the newest 8 string
    that he's building for me)as well as Pat Wilkins and
    to me Pat makes a killer Jazz(modern)Bass it has the
    power and attitude of a Celinder update J Bass(very
    very clear)with a nice sweet finesse to it.Pat makes
    one of the most versatile Basses I have heard in a
    while.and I also use on occasion a Demeter out board
    pre amp live and in the studio.
  10. Wilbyman


    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    I'm thinking about trying one. The frequency centers seem so funky to me though. I know they give up a very clear piano-like tone, but I go in for a buttery-tubey fingerstyle burp. Maybe I should try another OBP-3. Some people do an OBP-3 install with a passive tone and no treble knob. I'm using an NTMB3 right now, but it seems I always run it with the mids flat and the treble cut..maybe some bass boost. The 3-position mid-switch seems cool, but only the 400K position seems usable. Hmm....
  11. KSB - Ken Smith

    KSB - Ken Smith Banned Commercial User

    Mar 1, 2002
    Perkasie, PA USA
    Owner: Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.
    I thought JPs Bass remained all original with Smith parts to date. It was recently up for sale again and there was no mention of any Mods..