new pre for NS eub

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by D.A.R.K., Apr 25, 2004.

  1. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    i have an ns cr5m (5 string electric upright w/piezo and magnetic pickups)and i am looking to change the onboard pre-amp...
    the current set up is an 18volt emg with volume, pan(magnetic to piezo)treble and bass boost/cut, with a 3 position(phase?)switch for pizzicatto, arco, or both. it is amazing sounding, except....
    i would like a bit more eq- possibly a parametric to tune out some of the nasal characteristics inherent with the piezo, so i can get a blend which works equally well between pizz and arco without changing settings.i often use both styles in the same tunes.
    i have plenty of outboard gear...i'm going to the source on this one..
    the only routing i would consider would be to install a balanced xlr out.
    so-i'd appreciate any info or opinion on the subject.
  2. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    I've got nothing to offer by way of an internal pre, but I have the same bass and use a Sansamp Acoustic DI with good results. It really helps shape the mid in a more musical way. You might want to give one a try.
  3. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    the sans amp is a nice unit (i use one)...
    i'm hoping to get some feedback from players who have magnetic/piezo combinations about their choice in onboard pre-amps. specific to the ns would be bonus.