Passive 2 Active????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RealBK, Jan 16, 2003.

  1. RealBK


    Feb 8, 2002
    Hi, I'm thinking of buying a Lakland Daryl Jones bass (Passive) and a Fender Geddy Lee bass (Passive) this year and i'm just wondering if i should drop in a J-Retro to both the basses, or go for the Outboard Preamp option I.e. Sadowsky. I have never used Outboard Preamps Like the one Sadowsky makes, so the question is are they as good as a J-Retro (Which i know is good) I don't mind paying the money for 2 J-Retro's, but would i benifit (cost wise yes) by getting A Sadowsky Preamp. I'm really looking for a Killer slap tone and i mean KILLER SLAP Tone!!! (J-retro is good for this) Can anyone list Outboard Bass preamps? and tell me the best one out there? Or just go for the J-retro.

    Many thanks
  2. Brooks


    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    You could get the outboard version of a J-Retro, and use it with both basses.
  3. RealBK


    Feb 8, 2002
    But is the Sadowsky better? a list of outboard preamps would be nice.
  4. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    They're different, try both (A-B if possible) and then decide which one fits your needs.