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recommend preamp for squier vintage bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by ericmknight1906, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. can anyone suggest a preamp that will actually fit in the cavity of a 70's squier vintage modified jazz bass 5 string?
    I recently purchased a really nice quality pre from Bass Mods. But unfortunately the heavy duty wiring and electronics required too much space.

    I need a pre that has volume/bass/treble/mid/pan.

    the 9 volt has to also fit. and, the 1/4 jack has to be on the control plate!

    I know this is a lot to ask but I absolutely can't settle for simply bass/treble/volume preamps.

    any help or advice is appreciated.

    I have included a link of the bass mods preamp that I recently purchased for your reference.

  2. aborg1


    Jan 8, 2012
    I just installed BEQ12-35MSAP 3 Band Preamp Vol-blend-mid Stacked Treble and Bass Act/Pass Mini Switch to my Fender Squier Deluxe Active V this weekend. The axe has a killer tone. It's hard to justify spending more money when you can install this preamp and sound monster.

    Give your phone and I'll be glad to help you out.;)
  3. does your squier have the typical control cavity like most fenders and squiers?? the problem i had is that all of the wiring and that fat black control module took up too much space and couldn't fit into the cavity.

  4. aborg1


    Jan 8, 2012
    Yes, I believe it does. I did have to do some ( tie wrap wire ) compacting but it all fit. Which particular Bass do you have ?
  5. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
  6. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
  7. wow! 200 bucks is a little steep. but yes, that type of pree is exactly what i need. i will continue looking for a cheaper alternative. but if need be, i will suck it up and get a retro.