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The John East preamp club

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by datsaxguy, May 16, 2013.


  1. Funkinthetrunk

    Funkinthetrunk Registered User Supporting Member

    Thank you. It's a bass I've been working on and putting together...finally finished.
     
  2. Mr_O'B

    Mr_O'B

    Feb 22, 2015
    You have great taste! drooldrooldrooldrool
     
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  3. juancaminos

    juancaminos Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    USA, Phoenix, AZ
    20180709_114542. J Retro here
     
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  4. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    I have one of his older Stompboxes and will sell it for a good price. Message me if interested
     
  5. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    you coming to the AVL bass hang Dave? I may be interested in that STMP box. Would love to check it out
     
  6. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    just got the J tone installed in my DJ. Holy Moses it sounds good. Still dialing in the bass and treble frequencies, and swapped the passive tone cap for a different one that rolls off less mids, keeping the tone really full and even when it rolls off. Such a cool piece of kit, and so much adjustability for a relatively simple feature set.

    IMG_2025.JPG IMG_2026.JPG
     
  7. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    I am supposed to have a surgery on thy day. :(
     
  8. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    double NO!

    Sorry we'll miss you, and best of luck with the surgery. Lets chat about the stomp box some time soon..
     
  9. Funkinthetrunk

    Funkinthetrunk Registered User Supporting Member

    Thanks again, I really appreciate the compliment.
     
  10. Andrew Future

    Andrew Future Commercial User

    Oct 3, 2018
    Photographer
    Hi guys - first post here on Talkbass and as a huge fan of J East Preamps, I thought I'd kick off with a couple of photographs of the J Retro I have installed on my Maruszczyk Elwood 4p bass.

    Maruszczyk-Elwood-4p-in-Blackburst-16. Maruszczyk-Elwood-4p-in-Blackburst-96.

    I'm a photographer - lucky enough to be able to combine my passion for all things bass with my job.

    I can't speak highly enough about the J East pre-amps - they had an upwardly transformative effect on my Maruszczyk which was already a great sounding bass.
     
  11. Mr_O'B

    Mr_O'B

    Feb 22, 2015
    Both are picture perfect! drooldrooldrooldrooldrool
     
  12. Andrew Future

    Andrew Future Commercial User

    Oct 3, 2018
    Photographer
    Thank you!

    Much appreciated.
     
  13. Rev. Cornelius

    Rev. Cornelius Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2007
    Boston, MA
    I have just ordered a J-Tone for my MIM jazz. Was liking to keep its original sound but with a bit more control when needed. Will be here in a few days and will report back. BTW using Antiquities.

    Thanks
     
  14. Rgntb

    Rgntb

    Aug 18, 2018
    Hello everyone, i would like to buy a John East preamp for my Ray34CA. I would like to know if in the past there have been discounts of sort for Black Friday, etc...

    Thanks in advance
     
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  15. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    What did it have before?
     
  16. Mr_O'B

    Mr_O'B

    Feb 22, 2015
    Not generally!
     
  17. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    No seasonal sales that I’ve ever been aware of. Take the plunge! You won’t regret it
     
  18. Rgntb

    Rgntb

    Aug 18, 2018
    All right then! I am going to pull the trigger on it! And, if need be, i will pull the trigger on a nordy mm 4.2 aswell. Many thanks everyone :)
     
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  19. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Another great choice, the Nordstrand Musicman Pickups are phenomenally great. I suspect you have a serious tone upgrade in the works. Report back and let us know how it goes !
     
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  20. sheeny

    sheeny You stop learning when you die. Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2011
    Hi all, I have a few questions for the John East preamp club...
    1. Will my J retro 01 deluxe preamp work with Aquilar/Nordstrand/Fralin split pickups (hum cancelling? Any opinions or stories?
    2. Is it crazy to suggest using 18v for the preamp? Better to stick with the 9v factory requirement?

    Thanks in advance!
    Sheeny
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2018

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