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on board preamps

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by barroso, Feb 5, 2001.


  1. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    i have a bass equipped with old di marzio j style pickups, i'd really like to put an onboard preamp on it to make the sound huge and a little bit more versatile. which onboard preamp do you suggest?
     
  2. You dont say what sort of bass it is, so...if it's a Jazz style, I'd recommend the J-retro preamp. If it's a rear routed body style, I'd recommend a Seymour Duncan 3band EQ for passive pups.
     
  3. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
  4. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    New Joisey Shore
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music
    Bartolini 2- and 3-band preamps are really nice as well IME; I recently put a three band unit with a 3 position switchable midrange in my five string fretted Hoyt and really like it.

    I've not tried a j-retro, no slight inferred. In fact, I'd like to give one a whirl one of these days.
     
  5. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Hey Bob...no "slight" taken buddy! I'll send you a J-Retro "Demo" once I get them back in. I have a few floating around so people can try before they buy. Problem is that once they try them they always wind up buying the demos!!