I am pleased with the knowledge and help I was given. I am a happy customer and I will come back for any bass needs.
The OB3 and Ag5m pickup area killer combo.
It took my sterling sub bass to a new level.
Aguilar OBP-3 Bass Preamp Custom Kits
I ordered an OBP-3 pre-wired preamp to go with Aguilar 5J HC's for a re-fit of an old Carvin fretless bass. I am competent in soldering, but ordered this save time. It came quickly and well packaged. It made the install very quick with minimum soldering and it works great,dead silent and powerful.
I have an Ibanez SR2605 Premium bass. Beautiful bass, and Norstrand Big Singles are one of my favorite pickups. I was not however thrilled with the sound I was getting from the stock preamp. I knew I wanted to find something with a similar configuration, so I did not have to modify the bass other than swapping the electronics.
After looking at a few options, I decided to go with an Aguilar OBP-3 preamp. This ended up being a perfect choice. Extremely powerful preamp, even at 9v (I cannot imagine how much of a beast it would be with 18v, especially paired with the big singles). A lot more tone shaping options, and the controls matched up with what I already had (Volume, Blend, Bass, Mid, Treble, Mid-switch, Active/Passive switch). The only thing I lost was a passive tone control, but I don't really need it for this bass.
I opted to have the preamp prewired, and I am very thankful I did. Everything came ready to go with an exceptionally clean wiring job. I just had to connect the pickups, wire up the jack, and connect all the grounds. Thanks to some technical advice from Max, this was a project that even a novice like myself could tackle.
Great preamp, quick turnaround, excellent customer service. And, a definite example of truth in advertising, as the tone of this bass is now undeniably FAT!
Thank you Max for having the patience and taking the time to answer my very basic questions.
They are very knowledgeable and helpful.
I would buy from these gentlemen again without hesitation.
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