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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by austin01bmx, Apr 4, 2002.
would you recommend feeding your bass through just an equilizer and then into a poweramp?
A bass's output is instrument level, while a poweramp needs a line level input to perform at its potential. An EQ will probably also want a line level input, though I'm not sure if it will really make a difference with the EQ. You need something that will take the instrument level signal of your bass and make it line level, which is what a preamp does. some EQ's have a gain control, which might help, but might not be enough.
An EQ isn't designed for this and I don't think the results would be satisfactory. You need to boost the signal with a preamp of some sort first.