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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by erikjrnk, May 3, 2005.
what is the difference soundwise between an OBP3 9 or 18 volts?
Supposedly, it allows you to boost a signal more from it's original position and give more headroom and more dynamic frequencies. I just got done doing it to my bass and I didn't notice anything significant, but I guess I'm in the minority.
Also, I don't have an OBP-3. Just stock EMG 35J's.
yup, it'll give you more headroom. Letting you boost more bass/mids, but IMO it doesn't make any difference to the sound.
I have a OBP-3 in my Amer. Deluxe Jazz bass running at 9 volts. Plenty of boost and no need for routing more room for a second 9v. I still wonder what it would sound like running on 18v though
I also wonder if my experience going from 9V to 18V was tainted because even though I have active EMGs, I only have tone knobs for each of my pickups. Not EQ based, but passive tone based off an active pickup. Always wondered why EMG does that.
I run mine at 9 volts. No problems here.
Ran mine at 9V as well. No probs either,