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Using a separate amp for each pickup

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rberry7777, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. rberry7777


    Feb 5, 2010
    Anyone doing it and how?
  2. Lots of people do this with a Ric.
  3. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    +1 the first step is to have your bass wired for stereo. Rickenbackers have this option stock, most don't. Once you have that, use a stereo TRS cable that splits to 2 mono TS plugs, and run each to it's own amp.
  4. KPJ


    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
  5. topo morto

    topo morto

    Mar 22, 2010
    I'm not going to a separate amp, but I have wired each pickup to a different socket to mix them on my pedalboard rather than passively in the bass. The '2 sockets' is kind of ghetto - going to re-do it with a 2ch cable at some point.
  6. silvertone


    Nov 6, 2007
    SF, CA
    in 1973 Phil Lesh used seperate amps and seperate speaker towers for each string on his Alembicised Guild

    Don't try this at home kids....
  7. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen Commercial User

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    Billy Sheehan is main one. I do it, P bass, J pickup against the neck, two volume controls, each with own output. Lots of dynamic control.

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