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Preamp suggestion for BB 3000 AF

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by mrawl, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. mrawl


    Mar 10, 2006
    Memphis, TN
    The pre amp for my BB 3000 af died years ago and I am finally going to put a new one in. I was going to put in a Seymour Duncan preamp that I have had for years but it is to big to fit in the cavity. Since I have to buy a new one now I was wondering what would be a good preamp to put in it.

    One thing that I know is that I want a two band preamp and it needs to be pretty small to fit into a fairly tight space. I also do not know if the pickups are truly active, like EMG's or if it only had an active preamp. I have lost the original preamp long ago and I cannot check the pots to see what values they were.

    I would appreciate any advice that anyone may have for this.

  2. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Inactive Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    You can get an EMG BTC Control, which will work with any pickup. It's a stacked bass/treble control, and you can change the frequency for the treble band. If you want the two knob version use the BTS Control.

    It's a nice clear sounding preamp and is pretty cheap.

    Another small unit that sounds good is the Kent Armstrong MM2.

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