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do i need a new preamp or pickup for my p-bass?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by xcental34x, May 6, 2004.

  1. xcental34x


    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    I just got a MIM P-bass and the sound is alright. Its a P-bass sound, but its not cutting it for me. I'd like something fatter and that will but through more. I play with a pick and like my mids like I like my ice cream....scooped. So I'm wandering which would be better for achieving the sound I'm looking for: a fatter, rounder P-bass sound that cuts like butter. I've narrowed the options down to Basslines QPB-3 pickup or a Raven Labs PBR-1 preamp. What would you advise?
  2. As I have more than one bass, I would go for the pre, as I can use it with all my instruments. I would go for the pre anyway as it is more flexible sound wise than a new pickup, but whatever is within your financial reach.

    Or you could try a new set of strings...