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FS: John East Preamp J-Retro U-Retro Marcus Retro

Discussion in 'For Sale: Parts, Strings, and Accessories' started by kirkm24, Apr 5, 2009.


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  1. kirkm24

    kirkm24

    Jan 1, 2007
    Columbus, Ohio
    This is a lightly used Marcus Retro preamp from John East. This preamp has volume/blend, treble/bass (treble pulls out for treble boost), mid/mid selector and tone. It also has an active/passive switch and a blend shutoff switch (puts both pickups full on). This is designed to be a drop in replacement for the Marcus Miller Jazz Bass and is on a Marcus control plate but it could be re-fitted for other basses as well. This is a really nice unit. However, I am looking to simplify somewhat. This preamp provides a ton of versatility to any bass. These go for $350 brand new. I am asking $225 shipped CONUS. I prefer a sale but I will consider a trade (plus cash) for a 2 band on-board preamp from Aguilar, Sadowsky, Bartolini or possibly EMG. John East preamps are among the very finest onboard preamps available today. You can get specs on this at http://www.east-uk.com/.

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    The knobs look black in this picture but they are actually chrome.
     
  2. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter

    Aug 11, 2002
    MINNESOTA
    I am assuming this is the same one that will fit the five string version of Marcus as well???


    If so, I may be interested if I can sell some things.
     
  3. EduardoK

    EduardoK

    Jun 28, 2004
    Is there a passive tone as well?
     
  4. kirkm24

    kirkm24

    Jan 1, 2007
    Columbus, Ohio
    Yes, it should fit on the 5 string version. The size of the control plate is the same.
     
  5. kirkm24

    kirkm24

    Jan 1, 2007
    Columbus, Ohio
    Yes, there is a tone knob (like what would be on a regular bass). The tone knob works in both passive and active modes.
     
  6. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter

    Aug 11, 2002
    MINNESOTA
    It looks like it has the black knobs as well??? if so I will take it. now lets talk business!:hyper:
     
  7. kirkm24

    kirkm24

    Jan 1, 2007
    Columbus, Ohio
    It does not have black knobs. As I indicated under the picture, the knobs are chrome but in the picture they look black for some reason.
     
  8. kirkm24

    kirkm24

    Jan 1, 2007
    Columbus, Ohio
    Sold.
     

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