Jazz Bass Preamp Guide

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  1. LowEndLobster

    LowEndLobster Bass reviewer and youtube dude guy. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    Northern MA
    Hey everyone! I hope it's ok to post a new thread here. This week I'm dropping a daily videos (7 videos total) checking out 5 different jazz bass preamps from four different manufacturers - Lusithand, John East, Sadowsky, and Audere (two from them). I'll post all the videos here as they release. Today's video is just the introduction with the first install and demo coming tomorrow.

     
  2. LowEndLobster

    LowEndLobster Bass reviewer and youtube dude guy. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    Northern MA


    Here's the first installment looking at the Lusithand Double NFP
     
  3. jazzman64

    jazzman64 Commercial User

    Apr 16, 2021
    North Jersey
    I'll check them out now! I love when you do projects like this! :hyper:
     
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  4. Geri O

    Geri O Endorsing Artist, Mike Lull Guitars and Basses Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
    I was thinking, hmm, where's Nordstrand. But then I realized the point of these videos is preamps made for Jazz basses, complete with control plates. So I get it now....:D.

    I'm a John East J Retro fan, so I definitely look forward to the whole series of videos.

    Thanx!
     
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  5. LowEndLobster

    LowEndLobster Bass reviewer and youtube dude guy. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    Northern MA


    Here's the next installment featuring the J Retro Deluxe from John East UK. Enjoy!

    Btw, the bass control is BOOST ONLY on the J Retro Deluxe. I didn't realize it at the time. Oops!
     
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  6. LowEndLobster

    LowEndLobster Bass reviewer and youtube dude guy. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    Northern MA


    Here's the next installment, the Sadowsky onboard preamp!
     
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  7. LowEndLobster

    LowEndLobster Bass reviewer and youtube dude guy. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    Northern MA


    Here's the first of the two Audere preamps!
     
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  8. 5StringPocket

    5StringPocket Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    Texas
    One of the unique features of the J Retro Deluxe treble is that it boosts @ 3k but cuts @ 1k. This boosts at a good frequency for fingerstyle to cut through and cuts the gank, scooping at the right place for a good slap tone.
    John East - J Retro Deluxe - Best Bass Gear
     
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  9. 5StringPocket

    5StringPocket Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    Texas
    I agree with your assessment of the Sadowsky's simpler tone magic and have an ash/pau ferro 5-string jazz build in progress with this preamp.
     
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  10. LowEndLobster

    LowEndLobster Bass reviewer and youtube dude guy. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    Northern MA
    Here's the last preamp before the finale, the Audere Pro Z JZ6D!

     
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  11. rottenramone

    rottenramone

    Dec 11, 2003
    The lusithand is the most unique imo..
    (I bought one in July)
     
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  12. pepj

    pepj

    Mar 25, 2021
    Audere 2BT for me, but always other variables in play with regards to what it couples with.

    Got a flexicore with Nordstrands coming and I expect that combo to sound 'strong' in its influence.
    Whether that works for me is the key because I generally back off on the scope pre amps can have
    which is why I'm not a fan of East..they have a lot of unusable range which you pay for.
     
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  13. LowEndLobster

    LowEndLobster Bass reviewer and youtube dude guy. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    Northern MA


    Hey everyone! We've finally reached the end of the Ultimate Jazz Bass Preamp Guide! Thank you all for watching and I hope you all found it informative and entertaining!
     
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