Spector Basses: TonePump Preamp or Aguilar which is better?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GraffixNyc, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. GraffixNyc


    May 3, 2004
    New York City
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses
    Just wanting to get some input which preamp sounds better in Spector basses in your opinion? The Spector TonePump preamp or the Aguilar OBP-1?
  2. rugrat


    Nov 12, 2003
    Northwest Illinois
    According to PJ at Spector, the Aggie is more "hi-fi" and the Tone Pump is more aggressive sounding. I also have heard of people having problems with the Aggie. The voltage doubler is actually in the battery compartment, it hooks directly to the battery. I guess this connection, for whatever reason, can fail. They don't use the Aggie pre-amps anymore. Use "search" and you will find several other threads on this topic. :)
  3. adam on bass

    adam on bass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, GK, EMG and D'Addario
    IMO, the tone pump is better. I opted to go to the 3 Band EMG BQC system for the mid range control I was looking for. To each his own.