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Not getting what I want from my Bart MK1 Pre

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by jbasso, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. jbasso


    Mar 1, 2006
    Hugo, MN
    I own a beautiful SR905, and I like it, playability is amazing, but I have noticed that the A, D, and G strings sound very "sterile" or Hi-fi compared to the mellow/deep tone of the B and E strings. The bass is tuned perfectly. Strings are month old Chrome XL Flats. Could it just be the strings? And the fact they are fairly new? If I remember correctly, the bass did not sound like this with the rounds I used to have it on. I was thinking of just replacing the pre-amp with something a bit better for more tonal options, which may also take away the issue I am having currently. Should I just try another set of strings first? If you think I should just replace the preamp (I have heard the mk1 pre isnt that great compared to some others anyways), what would you suggest? I dont really know the specs of the mk1 pre, except that its a 3 band. I just want something high quality, drop in, and will allow many tonal capabilities.

    Any input is appreciated
  2. Linas


    Jan 6, 2005
    Maby try a bartolini NTMB, or wait for laklands preamp to come out.
  3. EricTheEZ1


    Nov 23, 2004
    Clawson, MI
    Flats will make it sound 100% different.
  4. It sounds like you need to try a different set of strings to be honest.

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