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Yamaha PB1

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by arambass, Mar 31, 2013.


  1. arambass

    arambass

    Jul 3, 2002
    dfw
    A friend of mine as well as myself both own PB1's. Itseems these preamps have a very hot signal .With my stingray(very hot bass) I can't crank the vol on the PB1 past 9:00.And the direct out is extremley stout(sound guys asking me if I can lower the signal to them).
    So we are wondering are all PB1's like this or is there a trick that we dont know about to pad it.
     
  2. I also have a Stingray and a PB1 and am experiencing the same phenomenon you are with the volume. I've been able to manage the DI since it has its own volume pot.

    My only question is: Why does this bother you? I'd much rather have too much gain available than not enough.
     
  3. taurus1

    taurus1

    Sep 13, 2006
    Vancouver B.C.
    I think it's more of a case of how hot the bass is, in this situation. I use a passive P bass with the PB-1 and have no issues.
    one of my friends uses Stingrays and never dimes the volume on them, about halfway I think. I use my sabre the same way, maybe about 3/4 up.
     
  4. arambass

    arambass

    Jul 3, 2002
    dfw
    Its not really bothering me but I was curious as to this being normal for the PB1.
     
  5. arambass

    arambass

    Jul 3, 2002
    dfw
    Thanks for the replies guys!
     
  6. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    Totally normal operation.
    These preamps have a BOATLOAD of gain.
    Love mine!
    I'm still exploring different effects of different settings on the parametric mid control -- lots of good sounds to be found!
     
  7. I had one and loved it. I upgraded the op amps, and that helped - cleaner and a bit more punch. I also discovered that the reason it is heavy is because of the top and bottom plates. I replaced mine with aluminum..
     
  8. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    If you don't mind me asking, what op amps did you put in it?

    Did the tone lose any of it's warmth?
     

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