Preamp Bypass Question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Rainus, Aug 28, 2019.


  1. Hi all

    I have a 2001 Spector Euro 5 strung with flats. Great bass, gets me almost all the tones I need. I run through a couple Darkglass pedals and some other things. I am however wondering if anyone has put in a bypass past the preamp or if there is any point? Would there be any tonal value in trying this? Would there be a way to do it with EMG's? The bass has EMG pickups into an Aguilar pre. I am always for opening up tonal options on my basses/guitars. Any input would be great!
     
  2. rwkeating

    rwkeating

    Oct 1, 2014
    Chicago
    none
    Active EMG pickups (is that what you have?) have their own preamp built into the pickup and are often connected to just a volume and tone control. Removing your Aguilar pre would be just like having a basic EMG install. You would just be missing the active tone and any boost that the Agular pre would add.
     
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