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Preamps to pair with Sadowsky HC?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Scott Baiowulf, Nov 15, 2018.


  1. Scott Baiowulf

    Scott Baiowulf

    Apr 7, 2017
    Houston
    Looking for a preamp in the $150 range to pair with a set of Sadowsky humcanceling jazz pickups. I got these pickups to put in my Lakland DJ-4, but I re-installed the stock ones while waiting for them to arrive and am really happy with the sound, so I'm thinking of building up a new active jazz bass.
     
  2. Scott Baiowulf

    Scott Baiowulf

    Apr 7, 2017
    Houston
    carrots
     
  3. mustBmtd

    mustBmtd Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2012
    Tennessee
    20180921_103104. 20180921_103206. 20180921_103226. 20180921_103255. Is your bass three knob or four? And do you have top or side mount output jack.
     
  4. JohnMalay

    JohnMalay

    Oct 23, 2018
    New Jersey
    I put active EQ into an old Mex J-bass (using stock pups) and there was a noticeable improvement. It really came alive. Mine was a 4-knob model, so volume, pan, bass, mid, treble. Bit of a squeeze but it's doable. Probably sound even better with upgraded pickups, plus I'm still working on the neck and I want to put a Hipshot drop D tuner on it.

    I think you'll like it.
     
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  5. Scott Baiowulf

    Scott Baiowulf

    Apr 7, 2017
    Houston
    What model did you use?
     
  6. JohnMalay

    JohnMalay

    Oct 23, 2018
    New Jersey
    Fender. I have a very deep and very poorly organized parts bin with stuff going back so far even I don't remember where some of it came from.

    And I misremembered: it's a 2-band EQ, not a 3.
     
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