1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

Fender Roscoe Beck 5 string-missing original preamp.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by joebar, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    I’ve an opportunity to buy one of these basses at a low price-locally too.
    It doesn’t have the original preamp.

    I know these basses are becoming desirable.
    How important is the preamp to this bass?
    I think I’ve heard that these sound best in passive mode anyways.

    Your thoughts?
  2. TDR1138


    Apr 11, 2007
    Section 204
    I thought the Roscoe Becks were passive, no preamp?
    king_biscuit likes this.
  3. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    What preamp? They never had one and were always a passive model. That's why they sounded so good, because Fender preamps don't sound all that good IMO+E.
  4. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    Well thank you-
    I must have forgotten that.
  5. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    I wonder what’s missing then?...:eyebrow:

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.