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Eden Navigator vs. Aguilar pres and amps (DB659, DB680 and DB750)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BigMikeW, Jun 14, 2005.


  1. BigMikeW

    BigMikeW Banned

    May 25, 2005
    Nashville, TN.
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    Anyone a/b any of these Aggies to the Navigator pre SIDE BY SIDE?

    Curious what was thought of the differences.
     
  2. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    yep.

    the eden sounds sort of neutral with a warmth that can be very pleasing.

    the aggies start out with a less neutral platform, with a stern and aggressive midrange.
    more of a "thick" tone.

    The eden has a very powerful eq, but it can't dupe the aggie sound.

    nor can the aggies get the eden tone exact, (although the 680 gets a bit closer)
     
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
  4. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    For convenience sake, here is my quote from a related thread:

     
  5. BigMikeW

    BigMikeW Banned

    May 25, 2005
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    Tom -

    Have you compared the Eden Pre/Power to the DB750?

    Wolly? That is an intreresting term. I am guessing those who use it mean like the old tube vibe. Very old school? If so, that is not what I am looking for.

    I am a very in your face amp that is precise, fast and articulate BUT lots of tube warmth. No fluffy, pillowy tube.
     
  6. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    i know that vanselus (<--talkbass user name) has...swing by basstasters.com and check that site out...i think the only that's not on there is the db750
     
  7. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    also, +1 on what Tom said...now, i've never played an aggie preamp before, but i've been using eden now for 7 or 8 years, and i love it
     
  8. Big Mike, with regards to "wooly"... think of the mids being just a bit coarse, but not quite as extreme as old, old-school grittiness. Now you've got it.

    I've got to hang back on the rest of this thread as my Navigator experience is limited to a few short hours.
     
  9. BigMikeW

    BigMikeW Banned

    May 25, 2005
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    Interesting. Adjectives are hard to discern. :confused:
     
  10. Kael

    Kael Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2004
    Oklahoma City
    So we'll use more adjectives to describe the adjectives!!!!
     
  11. Hehe.... at least I gave it a shot.
     
  12. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine

    No, my 750 experience is limited to one brief audition at Bass Emporium.

    What Oddio said. The 659 is not as precise, fast and articulate as the 680 (though it's no slouch in those regards), but the 680 does not have as much tube warmth. Neither of them is "very, very old school", nor are they in the slightest way "fluffy" or "pillowy" - at least not as I would use those terms.