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replaced my Warwick pre with an EMG BTC

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by jimbilly, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. jimbilly


    Apr 19, 2006
    Just got it back from my tech. My Thumb5 BO had developed a noisy preamp, -I found that new pre's from Warwick are over $500!!!! (you have to buy all the controls). I went with an EMG stacked Bass/Treble control (I had one I bought from a going out of business music store a few years ago). It took a new volume pot but re-used the stock blend pot and of course the stock pickups. I had read here that the EMG had a better sounding bass control, and I have to agree, to me it sounds a a bit more full in the low-low end, like maybe it boosts a lower frequency than the Warwick pre did? Anyway, I'm happy to have spent less $$ and have a tone that's more to my taste.
  2. badboy1984


    Mar 27, 2007
    United Kingdom
    That got me thinking about switching my pre to EMG BTC. I've got a set of BTC 2 band laying around at home and i also use EMG jazz set on my corvette. But i think i will buy the mid control and install that as a 3 band cos i have 4 knob on my bass and the BTC is stack bass and treble.
  3. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    i remember the emg mid-control as having an oddly high frequency band and not being able to go quite low enough for "fatness".

    just get the BTS control, the exact same preamp in a separate two-knob config. oh, and definitely run that puppy at 18 volts, big improvement (as is the case with all EMG bass stuff, pickups included).

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