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early 80's "Precision Special"..how's the preamp?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by quadrogong, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. quadrogong


    Jul 6, 2006
    I'm looking for a rewally nice warm,tube amp meets Pbass tone,but i'm very used to active basses,(my main axe is a sadowsky J..)

    wondering if this'll give me a nice warm, vintage-y John clean tone..a la' John Deacon..
    or should I stay passive?
    how's the tone on these? and the preamp?
    also thinking Sadowsky Hybrid or Glaub,I like a 1.5" nut width..

    anyone own one of these?
    care to give me a brief review of 'em?
  2. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    I stay passive with my P Special. I find the preamp too sizzly and accentuated the clickety spikes in the upper midrange bark...and that's not what you want in a John Deacon tone characteristic.
    If I wanted to, I can keep the treble knob flat to keep the spikeyness away, and boost the bass knob, but then to me it gets away from the classic P growl sound.

    But for 'warmer' P sounds I reach for an alder body P, rather than an ash body P.

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