Lakland Bob Glaub USA - preamp or passive

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by StreamerDavid, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. I'm excited to get my new Lakland Bob Glaub USA. I ordered it from Bass Central and Lakland is drop shipping soon. Has anybody experimented with sticking an active preamp in these or should I just keep it passive and use an outboard system?
  2. Play it when you get it, you'll see...If you're like the rest of us Glaub owners, you won't want to touch a thing! Congrats, and post pics and a review when you get it!
    (USA Bog Glaub Sunburst/rw TI flats)
  3. Tom P

    Tom P

    Aug 19, 2004
    Bump, I can't argue with laklandman but I still wanna know.
  4. flatwoundfender


    Feb 24, 2005
    Plus it's essentially a pbass copy right. Active Pbass I mean really? Are you going for a pbass sound?
  5. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    I'd definitely keep it passive. Kinda like flatwoundfender said, if I was goin for the P thing, I wouldn't want active electronics. Well, I don't anyway, but you know what I mean.
  6. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    I own one........ Don't touch it............ it rules.

    If you really want to know what its like get a Sadowsky out board!

  7. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Keep it passive and string it with Labella flatwounds.
  8. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    I'm gonna have something to show off in a few weeks... :ninja:
  9. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Less than that ;)
  10. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Back on topic...

    Keep in mind that to have an active preamp installed on your bass, you'll need to do some routing under the pickguard to fit a battery. Even if you did that, changing the battery will be a hassle since you'll have to remove the pickguard.

    Personally if I HAD TO HAVE a preamp, I'd have Lakland put in a rear battery cover, just so things are neat and tidy.

    I have heard plenty of passive P basses, and to me, no preamp is needed. The sound is great on it's own, and once you add a pre the P bass vibe is altered.
  11. Aaron J

    Aaron J

    Jul 16, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH
    From a Glaub owner to another Glaub owner...keep it passive. The bass is incredible. I wouldn't dream about changing anything about mine. What color is it going to be?
  12. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    P-Basses, Fender or not, should be passive. End of story! :D
  13. Def. post a review once you get it, and keep it passive.