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Specific preamp needs, can't find one that seems to fit.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by jady, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. jady


    Jul 21, 2006
    Modesto, CA
    So I want this configuration,

    2 coil taps
    active passive switch
    passive tone control would be nice but not a deal breaker
    bass and treble (I have had mid controls but never touch them)

    A kill switch would be nice but if I switch to passive it would do the same thing right?

    I like the Aguilar sound but am not adverse to other brands (except Audere, I have one in my Jazz bass and am looking for a different sound)

    Any thoughts?
  2. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    If you wire up all of the passive controls (coil option switches, bypass, passive tone, etc), then run them into a preamp, you can use almost any preamp available.
  3. sotua


    Sep 20, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    Bassmods have preamps with passive tone and active/passive switches. You can wire the coil taps yourself with mini switches and feed that into the preamp.

    (In fact, I'm going exactly that way. I bought a 3 band active/passive with passive tone preamp from bassmods and will wire a.coil selector for my dual MM bass.)
  4. I know.
    Glockenklang 2 band with tone control in passive mode.
    I have this preamp on my P Deluxe US and i prefer it over the Sadowsky preamp with VTC.
    It lets the real sound of your bass, very transparent.
  5. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    Pretty much any preamp would work, as the coil tap switches are part of your pickups and not the preamp.
  6. jady


    Jul 21, 2006
    Modesto, CA
    Gotcha, looks like a OBP-2 would work :)
  7. Steveman


    Jun 25, 2010
    The Flexcore is great, that's what I use on my Fodera-ish Warmoth. Not sure if there's a two coil tap option, but if you a contact Mike Pope, he can probably make it happen, I'm pretty sure they've done it for Fodera before.
  8. You can do that with any 2-band preamp with non pcb-mount pots.
  9. grendle


    Mar 4, 2011
    Central FL
    Any 2 band, and a lotta holes for the other knobs n switch.