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Preamp selection help

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Razor, May 3, 2003.

  1. Razor


    Sep 22, 2002
    My humble apology if I have asked a similar question in the past...I checked my history and couldn't find anything. Anyways here goes. I appreciate any/all help.

    I have a Spector Performance series 4 string that is passive. I am in the process of refin'ing it and I am going to make it an active bass by adding a preamp into the control cavity.

    It is currently set up with two EMG-SSD humbuckers and 4 knobs (1 tone and 1 volume for each pickup).

    I would like to find a good preamp that I can use with these pickups and also would give me the ability to install a small two-way switch for passive/active operation. Any ideas on models of pre-amps I should be looking at?
  2. I have found quite a few for you to investigate. These are onboard preamps. I'm still trying to decide which one I should install in my jazz bass.

    1. Aguilar OPB-1 (109. 00 musiciansfriends)
    2. Aguilar OPB-3 ($139.00 musiciansfriends)
    3. Sadowsky Onboard ($200.00 sadowsky)
    4. J-Retro (starting at $250.00)
    5. Seymour Duncan (SPT3, SPT2, SPT1 $150.00)
    6. Moon AC1 (around $200.00 gearonline.com)
    7. EMG (assorted flavors starting at $100.00)
    8. Bartolini NTMB (unsure prices) large assortment
    9. Ken Smith (unsure make model and prices)
  3. chucko58


    Jan 17, 2002
    Silicon Valley, CA, USA
    I paid for all my gear myself. Well, me and MasterCard.
  4. Razor


    Sep 22, 2002
    many thanks....this is all great info!!