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what do I need to boost the signal level from my bass to my amp?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Matt R Miller, Jun 15, 2004.


  1. Matt R Miller

    Matt R Miller

    Apr 27, 2003
    Wisconsin
    My main bass has a pretty low output level and I'd like to increase the signal going into the head without changing tone. Is there any sort of product that can but put in between to boost the signal? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    A fresh 9 volt battery. ;)
     
  3. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    You are looking for a preamplifier.

    Is there some problem with just turning the amp up louder?
     
  4. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    i think either seymour duncan or DOD or sumthing makes this little red effect called a pickup booster. That or get a active preamp in your bass but thatll change the tone. THe pickup booster is designed for guitars, which are mostly passive, so im sure itd work for a passive bass the same.
     
  5. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
  6. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    Do you know what kind of bass and amp you have? That knowledge could help someone give you appropriate suggestions.