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Preamp for vintage portaflex?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by portaflexer, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. portaflexer


    Jan 31, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Anybody know of a decent small preamp I can put in front of my vintage portaflex? I don't want junk but don't want to spend a fortune either. Some modern basses are just way too hot for this old classic.
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
  3. anderbass


    Dec 20, 2005
    Phoenix. Az.

    Does it kill the overall tone, when you slightly roll-off these basses volume knobs just enough to corect this situation?
  4. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    That's my question, too. I have often had to turn down my 55-01's overly hot korean pre. It would overload the active input of my old SWR 350, and also my tech21 Bass compactor. Turning it down about 20% fixed the problem. I admit that's a nuisance. Do any built-in pre-amps have a trim pot for output? :confused:
  5. portaflexer


    Jan 31, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Yeah, that's what I've been doing is turning the bass down. I just thought a preamp might be a better solution.
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