Quiet Preamp Pedal Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Welcome Forum - New Member Intros' started by JumpJackFlash, Oct 2, 2020.

  1. JumpJackFlash


    Oct 2, 2020
    I play a lot of beautiful ambient music with my 6 string bass and my MXR bass Preamp makes a little to much background noise and it drives me nuts.

    Does anyone have any recommendations on a quiet clean preamp?

    Or should I be looking for a preamp with a DI and drive option cus DI’s quiet down background noise right?

    I use an active Ibanez SR1806
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  2. Welcome aboard!!
    Yeah- try a DI preamp- maybe some EQ on your active Ibanez??
    Cross post in equipment/pedals forum

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  3. mcrawfordmusic


    Dec 11, 2010
    You should troubleshoot the noise problem with the MXR before buying anything new. It might be something else and you may have the same problem with a new pedal.

    Does the sound go away when you plug your bass straight into an amp?
    Are you running it on a battery or a power supply? What else is plugged into the same socket/circuit?
    Does it just happen at home? Or out of the house, like at rehearsals or gigs?
    There are so many variables that can lead to noise in your signal.

    Noise issue aside, your bass has a pretty powerful Preamp/EQ built
    in, so you really don’t NEED a seperate preamp pedal in my opinion.

    Don’t fall into the trap of buying gear to “fix your tone”...just work with what you’ve got and you’ll be a lot happier in the long run, trust me! :)