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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassMan2000, Dec 25, 2000.

  1. BassMan2000


    Sep 27, 2000
    Hi, guys I have a toby pro. What upgrade electronicaly could be done to make it better sounding? The guy at my local store said it didn't need emg pick ups so what else is there?
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member


    The pickups are probably OK, you need a better internal preamp.

    Popular brands include EMG, Bartolini, Sadowsky and Aguilar.
  3. BassMan2000


    Sep 27, 2000
    I'm a little new at this stuff but what's a preamp ?
  4. I have a Tobias Pro 6 string, and I replaced the preamp (the electronic controls) with a Seymour Duncan Basslines 3 band EQ (for active pickups), and a Switchcraft output jack socket. The results are great! Very easy to fit, and improves the sound, makes the bass frequencies tighter and punchier, plus gives me control over the midrange, and has an adjustable slap contour pull switch.If ya dont know how to solder and stuff, get a luthier to do the job.
  5. BTW, I unsoldered the old battery holder from the original circuit board and screwed it into the cavity, on the sidewall. Also velcroed (supplied) the new board to the underside of the cavity cover.