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Help me find a pre-amp

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Acoustic356, Feb 1, 2017.


  1. Acoustic356

    Acoustic356 Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2014
    Earth
    My current bass has 4 knobs and 3 switches.
    • Volume
    • Volume
    • Mid
    • Bass/Treble Stack
    • Active Passive switch
    • 3 way mid selector
    • 3 way highs select
    I don't want to drill holes, but here is what I would like to have
    • Volume/Tone (stack) - need tone to be both active and passive
    • Pickup selector (pan)
    • Mid
    • Bass/Treble Stack
    • Active Passive switch
    • 3 way mid selector
    • Maybe make the last switch series/parallel
    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Acoustic356

    Acoustic356 Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2014
    Earth
    I am not a modder... so this has been a tough thing for me to research.

    On the other hand, I never thought I would encounter a modding question where at least 1/4 of TB didn't have a strong opinion! This must be a tougher question than I thought!
     
  3. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass

    Jul 19, 2000
    San Diego
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    Control layout aside - what is your goal for the bass? Lots of dramatic tonal sweep, or subtle and transparent?
     
  4. Acoustic356

    Acoustic356 Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2014
    Earth
    I would prefer subtle and transparent. Traditionally, I like my bass to be able to sound musical... I would prefer not to have "extreme" mids... for example.

    The goal is to be able to get to tones quickly - thus the move from V/V to V/pan.

    Preferably if I quickly want to adjust mids so I can be heard, I wouldn't want them to come out harsh... or if I cut for mid-scooped tone, I don't want it to be too lost.

    I don't want harsh highs... but just the ability to add a little high end sparkle. Or remove highs for a more vintage tone.
     
  5. Vintage tone isnt active.
    You only have G.A.S, lol
    A good set of pots or cap value could help.
     
  6. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass

    Jul 19, 2000
    San Diego
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    Based on what you describe- Audere is a good bet. Transparent, natural, subtle, musical and customizable based on your control layout.
     
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  7. Pickebass

    Pickebass Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    San Antonio, TX

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