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New preamp

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by xhawk4, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. Hi all. Has anyone ever heard of the Artec sound preamps for guitars and bass. I just got ahold of two nice ones for bass and I was looking for a review.
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    hmmmm, I'd never heard of these before.

    did a search, found details on http://www.artecsound.com

    2 band pre

    3 band pre

    Looks like it's got an active blend, which is good and bad. Good since it means you can change between active and passive pickups easily, and also mix active and passive pups on the same bass. But the downside is that since the active blend requires power, you can't really put in an active/passive bypass switch and battery / circuit death will make the bass good as dead.

    I'd be interested to hear your results with these, I see the bass is centred round 100hz as opposed to the 30-40 hz range usually used by Bart, SD, Aguilar.

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