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replacing a preamp

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rafterman, Dec 18, 2001.


  1. Aguilar OBP-1

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  2. any Bartolini preamp

    7 vote(s)
    53.8%
  3. any EMG preamp

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  1. if you guys had the choice to change the L-2000 preamp because it was fried, what would you change it to?


    sorry if i missed any, these were the ones that i was thinking about.
     
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I'd replace it with the stock unit.
     
  3. beermonkey

    beermonkey

    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Bartolini 3-band. The mid range control on it is the super-secret-ninja path to good tone.
     
  4. Steve

    Steve

    Aug 10, 2001
    I am a huge fan of the HR5.4.
    Especialy after tonights session
     
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Me too.
     
  6. Why is it fried? What happened to it? Whilst I don't know this preamp I can't see that there'd be enough on the PCB to warrant throwing it away. I mean, surely it could be repaired?

    John
     
  7. EString

    EString

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    Stick with stock.
     
  8. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Anything other than the stock unit will require serious surgery to the bass.

    Run it in passive mode (why this is a good feature, eh?) and buy an outboard unit if you don't want to get another factory preamp.
     
  9. is there a possiblilty that i can get the stock preamp repaired?

    i wouldn't say that it is "fried"...just that it hums loudly whenever i put a 9V battery in it...even in passive mode.

    I WILL stick with the stock unit if i can get it repaired...my only worry is if it cannot get repaired.:(
     
  10. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I need to find out the same thing. My 1980 L2000E has a buzz after it warms up. No noise in passive mode.
     
  11. Hmmm. Interesting. I can't believe it's fried. Couldn't you contact the maker for further advice?

    John
     
  12. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    i'd choose bartolini without doubt
     
  13. S A D O W S K Y ! I love mine.
     
  14. see guys, the problem with my bass is that i got it used.

    and i dont' have any owner's manual or any proof of purchase or anything...so that's why i'm fumbling around trying to get info.
     
  15. Brooks

    Brooks

    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    I'd probably get a U-Retro - no need to drill new holes or perform surgery on the bass, variable mid control, active bypass...it has everything I'd want.