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To Drill or Not to Drill?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FireBug, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. FireBug


    Sep 18, 2005
    As some of you may know, I recently aquired a '92 Streamer with a dead P pickup and a crapped-out preamp. I threw a Basslines Quarter Pounder in there with the other Basslines J and will be installing the Aguilar OBP-3.

    My question is, should I have a pro (im not going to be responsible for screwing up a bass) drill a hole in the body for a switch for the selectable mids, or should I just save the trouble and go with a push/pull pot? I really like switches (who doesn't?).

    By the way, I will have pictures soon. I know I said that last time, but things got crazy.

    Also, should I wait for any after-holidays sales before buying the preamp? Thanks.
  2. go with the push-pull pot, no question...

    always steer towards reversible mods if you can help it.
  3. FireBug


    Sep 18, 2005
    Never thought of it that way since I plan on keeping it, but I guess you're right. It would also cost me less money.
  4. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    Well, I think the switch would be cooler, but as you and pilbara said, the push/pull pot would be cheaper and more easily reversed if you decide to change it for whatever reason.

    I think I would go with the switch, personally.
  5. bannedwit


    May 9, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Streamer Stage I's have that P / J configuration. You could go with what the others mentioned for the EQ pots or you could even go with the dual pot. Top control treble bottom control bass...

    I got into the Basslines STC-3A and STC-2A pre-amp tone circuits and those are NICE! good directions and many different options for setup with different basses.

    My Thumb is getting a makeover with the STC-2A's and Basslines AJJ-1s in hopes to sound as good as my Streamer Stage 2