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Re-wiring Early '80s Yamaha Neck-Through

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by louloomis, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. louloomis


    Dec 28, 2004
    Hi. I have an early '80s (I believe) Yamaha neck through with a P and J setup (there is no model number on this bass but it is similar to the Michael Anthony Yamaha that he used way back).

    I believe this model was originally active. Right now it has a volume knob, a blend knob and a tone knob, all passive. Pickups are original and I want to keep them that way.

    Can anyone recommend a preamp that I might be able to install (I can solder well) which is solid and doesn't cost a fortune and might be forgiving with impedence issues, etc., since the preamp won't have been made especially for this bass.

    Thanks a lot.

  2. A9X


    Dec 27, 2003
    Aguilar OBP1/2. There won't be any 'impedance issues' with most pickups and preamps on the market.

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