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New Aguilar onboard preamp OBP-2

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by todd 4ta, Oct 11, 2005.


  1. todd 4ta

    todd 4ta

    Apr 3, 2003
    Indiana
    I just noticed this new preamp on the Aguilar site, and I'm not sure how available it is yet.

    Basically looks like a 2-band preamp with boost & cut (the OBP-1 is boost only). It will run as 9v or 18v.

    Here is the info: OBP-2
     
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    cool! Wonder if it's a cut down version of the obp-3 (rather than an expanded obp-1) given the treble frequency is 6.5khz (obp-1 is 4khz,obp-3 is 6.5khz).
     
  3. i'd say to keep the component inventory to a bare minimum, its a cut-down obp-3...
     
  4. Wilbyman

    Wilbyman

    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    I think a treble-bass boost-cut OBP-1 would be great, but a chopped OBP-3 is really lame. Really.
     
  5. Funky Doctor

    Funky Doctor

    Aug 28, 2003
    Australia
    Even though I agree with you wilbyman, why do you say lame?

    I think bass cut on a bass preamp is lame just so you all know...
     
  6. Wilbyman

    Wilbyman

    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    Two-bands and Three-bands are voiced differently. The OBP-3 is voiced with the treble freq's pretty high, and the mids are adjusted at the mid freq know. With the OBP-1, you get the upper mids covered by the treble knob as well as the highs. With the OBP-2, it looks like you have very little control over the mids at all. Lame.