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The sound of a J-RETRO?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RealBK, Jun 16, 2002.


  1. RealBK

    RealBK

    Feb 8, 2002
    Hi, Any one got a sound sample of a J-retro onboard preamp? or a pic with one fitted?

    Are they any good?
     
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
  3. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Brad,

    Thanks for posting a great resource. I've been thinking about getting a friend to sink one of these into his Warmoth 5 string Jazz Bass.
     
  4. ahpook

    ahpook

    Jul 13, 2001
    they look really good - shame the only passive option is back/both....i'd rather have both/front, although i guess you could switch the pickups.....
     
  5. Brooks

    Brooks

    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    Or, for extra $25, you could get a J-Retro Deluxe, which has Passive Tone Control.

    To answer the original question, it seems to me that J-Retro really lets out the pups character through - you just get more (or less) of whatever is there already. I use mine with Fender's Custom Shop 60s pups, and it sounds amazing.
     
  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Two wires for each pickup... wire them the opposite way (bridge for neck, neck for bridge) and mission accomplished. Too simple.