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FS: Villex PRTB passive booster

Discussion in 'For Sale: Parts, Strings, and Accessories' started by Marcus Willett, Mar 6, 2013.


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  1. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    Info here.

    Very cool passive booster, this is the bass version. No issues, works great, I just had an extra unit left over when I switched one of my 5'ers to Villex NVT.

    Was $96 new, asking $40.
     
  2. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    PIC

    You can also have the prewired harness it's attached to; vol/vol/tone. Very easy to unhook if you don't want it.
     
  3. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    BUMP
     
  4. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    Price drop to $40.
     
  5. Justyn

    Justyn Supporting Member

    Jun 24, 2002
    Richmond, VA
    Hm, so for my single pickup Brubaker, I could run volume/prtb/tone, correct? I looked at the frequency graphs for the prtb, but can you give me your personal impressions of it's sound-shaping characteristics?

    - thanks
     
  6. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    Yes, it is installed just as another pot.

    To me, the PRTB gives a thicker and more "series" like tone (the kind of fatness one gets from going from a Jazz in series vs parallel, I know to have one pickup, but that's the kinda tone variance), the more you dial in.

    I found settings 2 and 3 to work the best, just a nice bump in the low mids and feeling of beefing it up.
     
  7. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    SOLD

    Thanks, mwolff!
     

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