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Need a pre for a gutted MTD Kingston: suggestions?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Balog, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Balog


    Mar 19, 2009
    Mukilteo, WA
    Just traded for a nice MTD Kingston (the Artist I believe, single MM style pickup) that had the 3 band pre removed and was rewired as a passive. Looking to put it back to an active, but I hear bad things about the OEM pre. Any thoughts on what pre to put in that will 1 not break the bank and 2 play well with the pickup?
  2. datsaxguy


    Oct 28, 2008
    Bartolini or bass mods to save $. Used aguilar OBP3 pop up on the forum pretty regular
  3. Lowest End

    Lowest End

    Mar 20, 2010
    I've heard an Aguilar OBP-3 in this model (with the stock pickup) - sounds fantastic.
  4. Balog


    Mar 19, 2009
    Mukilteo, WA
    See below.
  5. Balog


    Mar 19, 2009
    Mukilteo, WA
    So I finally had a chance to plug this thing in and give it a workout, and wow... I love that MM pickup! Very growly, very nice. So at this point I'm just looking for a pre that 1. won't overly color the tone I'm getting right now and 2. let's me use all four knobs. :D

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