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pickup booster as preamp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by 7thbass, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. 7thbass


    Nov 21, 2003
    Houston, Tx
    Would it be possible, and by that I mean a good idea, to use a SD Pickup Booster to go directly from Bass to power amp?

    It is my understanding the PB has 25db gain, which is about what the Ampeg SVP CL is rated.

    I have a passive jazz bass and a fretless with active bartolini MK1 and I wondered if the PB would give enough juice to push amp like a "real" preamp"

    Please keep in mind I have little to no idea of what I am talking about.
  2. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    my freind is doing just that and says the end result is Awesome. He owns a music store so he gets to try out a bunch of stuff.