Looking to add an outboard Preamp. Something neutral?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Nighttrain1127, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    I am looking to add an outboard Preamp but I like the tone of my bass just needs a little more juice to get the level up. So I would like something that does not have a sound of it's own. something pretty neutral. DI out is a plus. Don't want or need distortion or any other added stuff. Thanks for your help. Would like to stay under or right around 200.00. Could go a bit more if it is a significant gain.
  2. DirtyDuke

    DirtyDuke Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 13, 2012
    guelph ontario
    Partner Southampton Pedals, Partner CCP
    Mxr m81 wouls fit the bill for sure
  3. nshuman


    Sep 4, 2012
    MXR m81, if you could find a used 3Leaf enabler, it would be completely neutral. One option could also just be an eq pedal and a small di like the orchid.
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  4. triviani


    Oct 23, 2010
    The Tone Hammer is pretty good at that.
  5. BIG97BEN


    Sep 12, 2011
    Richmond VA
    I also use an Enabler. It is the definition of neutral. Whatever you put in is what you'll get out. It also has a headphone out and aux in, and used can be found for just about your budget, maybe a little more. Very good preamp and DI.