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What preamp for my Quantam 5?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by schmittuml, May 29, 2005.

  1. EMG -DC pickup(s) with active bass and treble (BTS)

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  2. EMG -DC pickup(s) with active bass, mid, treble (BQC)

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  3. Bartolini Pickups w/AguilarOBP-1 Active pre-amps

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  4. Bartolini Pickups w/AguilarOBP-3 Active pre-amps

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  5. Bartolini pickup(s) with active bass and treble (NTBT)

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  6. Bartolini pickup(s) with active bass, mid, treble (NTMB)

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  1. schmittuml


    Oct 25, 2004
    Lowell, MA
    Wondering what you think is the best optuionf or preamp in my soon to be built Quantam 5.......
  2. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Barts with one of the aggie pres. If you can, try go get it with an OPB-1, stack the bass/treble controls, and add a passive high-cut tone control.

    EMGs on a Quantum 5 are just way too far out into the bright and defined area for me. Maybe if all you had was a peavey 1x15, you might need all that definition ...
  3. Pickebass

    Pickebass Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    San Antonio, TX
    I have a quantum 6 with the bart setup.. The 5.3 setup with selectable mids... You'll love it. I have an OBP-3 that I purchased but haven't found a reason to change it
  4. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    Eastern North Dakota
    I used to have a matching pair of Q5's - fretted and fretless. I had Barts in both - your last option. My wife still tells me they were my best sounding basses.
  5. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    My Quantum-4 has EMG (CS?) pickups and the EMG BQS EQ system. I'm very happy with it's sound. I don't find it's tone is sterile or piercing. It cuts through the mix like a bad mutha.

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