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Good budget preamp for Fishman BP-100?

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Rusty the Scoob, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. I've got a Fishman BP-100 that I've had since it was cutting edge... but can't find my old Fishman preamp that used to go with it and it sounds horrible straight to a bass amp. What preamp on a budget would you recommend for me as a very occasional upright player? XLR DI output would be a bonus but not a deal-breaker.
  2. dkimbrobass


    Jul 16, 2011
    Knoxville, TN
    Can't beat the Fishman Pro Platinum EQ. You can find em used. Good EQ and XLR out. Really helps out an pickup going into an amp. -DK
  3. powerbass


    Nov 2, 2006
    western MA
    Try posting in the amplifier forum, you'll get more info there
  4. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
    Fdeck pre-amp, hands down. The Swiss Army knife of DB amplification.

    Look here.
  5. GrowlerBox


    Feb 10, 2010
    Nude Zealand
    I wonder if in the case of the BP-100, and depending on the rest of the chain, whether the Fishman might actually be better than the fdeck, just this once! The Fishman pre-amp's voicing is generally a hindrance, but the pretty comprehensive tone-shaping options offered by the Plat-Pro are probably going to be useful unless you have a very good amp.

    Better still might be the fdeck and a new pickup ...
  6. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
    If the amp doesn't have a good tone-shaping section, then I certainly agree.