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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by datsaxguy, May 16, 2013.
As promised. Uni Pre really makes for a clean installation.
Hi ihave deluxe bass and i really like its knobs. So I wanna replace East knos with deluxe stacked knobs but they dont fit to John east shafts. So How did you mod the fender stacked knob? did you drill them? Thanks!
dang that IS clean. There's a lot of wires and stuff with those Uni Pre's. thats about the cleanest install I've seen
I had sent this in a PM a while back... Good luck!
(1) Genuine Fender 90s 00s Deluxe Black Stacked Jazz Bass Knob 004-9411-000
you will need 3. They were the lowest I found at the time. They aren't cheap but liked it much more.
I took the East knobs and just found a drill bit that was as close to the hole as possible. Dont forget to back the set screws all the way out of Fender knobs before drilling. The bottoms pretty much pressed on and the set screw didn't do much but it never slipped. The top was more touchy and best to do with a drill press if available. The part to be most careful about was the depth of the hole in top knobs. You should feel little resistance drilling it out and when you hit bottom it'll take more effort and stop right away.
Anyone know if East makes a preamp for a jazz plate that includes the mid stack? I see the new Jazz pre that is different than the J-retro, using the treble and bass from the Uni Pre, but I'm looking for essentially a uni pre on a jazz plate, if thats not a total pipe dream.
The original J-Retro has the mid stack.
J-RETRO 01 - BASS
the original J retro has the built in upper mid curve that the newer Uni pre and the SPM2 modules don't have. Which I dont want. Unless the J retros now have the internal jumper, allowing you to bypass the mid curve for a flat response....
Contact John. They were making a “flat response” version for a while.
Thanks man! I will go with your way
Just ordered my third John East pre. I have a J-Retro in a Jazz V (currently for sale in the classifieds), a Uni-Pre 5 knob in a Lakland 55-02, and I'm having a custom bass built (see here: New Moonshine Guitars custom bass!) which will have a 4 knob UNI-Pre installed.
I've used many onboard preamps over the years, including some high end ones such as the Mike Pope Flexcore, and John's beats them all!
I put an ACG EQ01 (designed/built by John East) in my Zon. Loving it.
uni pres on Lakland and Retro deluxe on Modulus.
Any more reports on the Uni-Pre? Literally has everything I would wish for in a pre-amp. Thinking of pairing one with Bartolini 2J Squared pickups in an Ibanez Premium.
the report is VERY good. Having played a whole lot of onboards including some of the fanciest and most boutique ones, the Uni Pre basically smokes everything from the perspectives of design, build quality, ease of installation, reliability, tone, and tone shaping capability. They are the cats pajamas.
Been meaning to post the completed bass with John's Uni-Pre(amp). Absolute killer sounding instrument.
Good grief! That Uni in that 55- must be glorious! What a match.
stunning bass. what is it???
I think there would be a big market for a John East Preamp pedal. Use memory pots to have programability (similar to the Sansamp BDDI programmable).
Imagine having a Uni-Pre running 18v inside a pedal that you could use with every bass you own...wow!
Like this but with presets? I'm in.
John East - Stomp Box - Best Bass Gear
Here's my family if these count. ACG EQ01 and EQ02, And last but not least my John East J Retro Deluxe.
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