What is your favorite off the shelf 3 band EQ w/mids selector?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by socialleper, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    The title kinda says it all.
    What is your favorite off the shelf active preamp that has a three band EQ (treble, mids, low) that has some kind of frequency selection for the mids (push pull knob, stacked sweep, internal dip switches, etc.)? Why do you like it?
     
  2. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    Bump
    I posted this on a weekend afternoon when traffic is a little low.
     
  3. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    I'm kinda curious to see what sort of responses you get here, as I'm in search of a preamp/EQ with a lot of flexibility in the midrange. The only off-the-shelf model with mids I've used is the Bartolini NTMB, which I absolutely love in the bass I put it in, but I'm hesitant to suggest that's an unabashed recommendation because so many other things probably contribute to what it is I love about that particular bass. (There definitely seems to be a symbiosis between the Bart preamp and the Bart pickup though, fwiw.)

    But for another bass right now I'm currently debating between an EMG BQC System that has 1 midrange band with continuously variable center frequency, and a Mike Pope Flexcore preamp that has 2 midrange bands with 2-position center frequency select switches per band.
     
  4. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    I tried that one once in a pretty high end Spector, matched up with EMGs. Of course it sounded like a Spector so it is hard to know what the pre sounded like. I didn't hate it though.
    I haven't looked to closely at the Pope stuff.
     
  5. AdamR

    AdamR Inactive Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    I've used the EMG and my Spector currently has a 3 band Bart. I prefer the EMG
     
  6. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    EMG makes a 3-band with a parametric (sweepable) mids control?
     
  7. AdamR

    AdamR Inactive Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Yes. It's a stacked knob set up.
     
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  8. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Which model is that?, can't seem to locate it on the EMG site.
     
  9. AdamR

    AdamR Inactive Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Bqc or bqs I believe
     
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  10. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

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  11. AdamR

    AdamR Inactive Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    I have them in 3 Jackson's and really like them.
     
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  12. Lownote38

    Lownote38

    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    Yep. I have it installed on the bass that is my avatar.
     
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