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Two Band Vs Three Band

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by herrera, Apr 10, 2003.


  1. herrera

    herrera

    Feb 15, 2002
    Bass EQ Two Band (Bass, Treble)
    EMG-BTC Control (B&T on concentric pot) .......... 88.00
    EMG-BTS Control (separate bass and treble) ....... 88.00
    EMG-BTC System (B&T concentric, balance, volume) . 100.00
    EMG-BTS System (B&T separate, balance, volume) ... 100.00

    Bass EQ Three Band (Bass, Treble, Mid)
    EMG-BQC Control (Mid Freq and Mid EQ on Concentric
    Pot, B&T on Concentric Pot) ..... 120.00
    EMG-BQS Control (Mid Freq and Mid EQ on Concentric
    Pot, separate Bass&Treble) ...... 120.00
    EMG-BQC System (Mid Freq and Mid EQ on Concentric
    Pot, B&T on Concentric Pot,
    Balance, Master Volume) .......... 150.00
    EMG-BQS System (Mid Freq and Mid EQ on Concentric
    Pot, separate Bass, Treble,
    Balance, Master Volume) .......... 150.00

    i want the basslines active for jazz 5 from basslines (seymour duncan) but i want to change the Three Band eamp on my warwick

    i know that it is a 3 band eq and it also is run thru a 18V

    but i have a doubt about the preamps

    because the pickups run trhu a 9V battery

    but the three band run thru another 9 V battery...
    my question is that they dont need each other support?

    or if i run it thru the 2 band that can be run thru 18 v...do i need in this setup a 27V (3 batterys)?

    neptoon once told me that the seymore duncand can eb run thru a 18V

    soi i am really cunfuse i am hopping that the experts here on talkbass can help me because it is something that have been a doubt sins EVER!

    my bass is a THUMB 5 warwick nt
     
  2. Bonafide

    Bonafide

    Oct 15, 2002
    NO worries. If you run an 18volt pre-amp now, you do not need to add an additional battery to run a set of actives. 18 volts is PLENTY.
    Also, if you go with the Seymour Duncan pre-amp and/or pickups or both, they can be run on just 9 volts (1 battery) or 18 volts for a tiny bit more headroom.
    My guess is that you have the MEC pre in your bass now?

    Cheers.
     
  3. herrera

    herrera

    Feb 15, 2002
    yea that is right
    but what other preamp would you recomend for the bass?

    i dont want to make any holes to the bass

    i mean

    i dont want it because in tucson i dont know a place were they dcan do the job...

    but what preamp of duncan do you recomend?
    thye have that thing that have a slap switch can i put that one????

    who have change the preampo and pickups to this bass?

    what other preamp would you recomend?


    i want versatility with out have to sacrifice the WARWICK growl
     
  4. Bonafide

    Bonafide

    Oct 15, 2002
    How about some information on your bass?
    Jazzman, Streamer, Thumb, Fortress?
    Control layout? Etc. Etc.
    Can't help if we don't know.
     
  5. Bonafide

    Bonafide

    Oct 15, 2002
    Yes I know that schematic well- I was hired by Warwick to draw it.

    The Seymour Duncan STC-3A will be the perfect replacement. NO modification needed. You get Volume(with pull contour)-Bass-Treble (Stacked) Mid-Blend.
    Terrific sound.

    Good luck.
     
  6. herrera

    herrera

    Feb 15, 2002
    would it need a concentric pot?
    or two?
    is the one with the slap siwtch?
    does the consumption of battery would be little?
    does it is better than the EMG?
    does it would sound better than the MEC?
     
  7. herrera

    herrera

    Feb 15, 2002