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Aguilar

PW-OBP3-Vpp-Mpp-T/B

Aguilar OBP-3 Bass Preamp Custom Kits

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• Add power and force to your bass with tons of boost and cut

• Clean & clear tone

• Make installation easy, we can prewire this for you!

• Lots of configurations available

• Aguilar’s most sonically flexible preamp

  • Give your bass some ballz with one of the most powerful preamps available. With 16-18dB of boost/cut available, the Aguilar OBP3 can really add (or cut) a lot to any and all of the three frequency bands. Carefully chosen switchable mid frequencies (400 & 800Hz) allow you to be heard amongst your bandmates.

    Our Aguilar OBP3 Bass Preamp Custom Kits include the components that you need to install this in your bass.

    This kit includes:
     - Aguilar OBP module
     - Potentiometers and switches (if applicable)
     - Stereo Jack
     - 2 Battery Clips

    This kit does NOT include
     - Pickups
     - Knobs

    Black round switches included with configurations requiring switches.

    Prewired OBP-3 Bass Preamps are wired for 9V operation. 

    We offer the custom kits kits in both pre-wired and non-prewired. These customs kits go a step further than the standard Aguilar kits and provide more of the components needed. Pre-wiring delivers you a preamp that is almost to the finish line, just the final couple connections and installation into the bass is all you need to do.


    Learn more about our Aguilar Bass Preamp Pre-Wiring Service here


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    **Sorry international bassists, but US Dealers are not authorized to ship Aguilar OBP Custom Kits outside of the US.  Please contact us if you are having trouble finding Aguilar products in your home country.
  • Configurations Offered:

    1 Pickup - 3 Knob (VPP-MPP-T/B)
    Volume w/Active-Passive Push-Pull -- Push-Pull Mid -- Treble/Bass Stack

    1 Pickup - 3 Knob & 1 Switch (V-MPP-T/B-APSW)
    Volume -- Push-Pull Mid -- Treble/Bass Stack -- Active-Passive Switch

    2 Pickup - 4 Knob (VPP-BL-MPP-T/B)
    Volume w/Active-Passive Push-Pull -- Blend -- Push-Pull Mid -- Treble/Bass Stack

    2 Pickup - 4 Knob & 1 Switch (V-BL-MPP-T/B-APSW)
    Volume -- Blend -- Push-Pull Mid -- Treble/Bass Stack -- Active-Passive Switch

    2 Pickup - 4 Knob & 1 Switch (VPP-BL-M-T/B-MSW)
    Volume w/Active-Passive Push-Pull -- Blend -- Mid w/Switch -- Treble/Bass Stack

    2 Pickup - 4 Knob & 2 Switch (V-BL-M-T/B-MSW-APSW)
    Volume -- Blend -- Mid w/Switch -- Treble/Bass Stack -- Active-Passive Switch

    2 Pickup - 5 Knob (VPP-BL-T-MPP-B)
    Volume w/Active-Passive Push-Pull -- Blend -- Treble -- Push-Pull Mid -- Bass

    2 Pickup - 5 Knob & 1 Switch (V-BL-T-MPP-B-APSW)
    Volume -- Blend -- Treble -- Push-Pull Mid -- Bass -- Active-Passive Switch

    2 Pickup - 5 Knob & 1 Switch (VPP-BL-T-M-B-MSW)
    Volume w/Active-Passive Push-Pull -- Blend -- Treble -- Mid w/Switch -- Bass

    2 Pickup - 5 Knob & 2 Switch (V-BL-T-M-B-MSW-APSW)
    Volume -- Blend -- Treble -- Mid w/Switch -- Bass -- Active-Passive Switch
  • Bass control: plus/minus 18 dB @ 40 Hz

    Mid control: plus/minus 16 dB @ 400Hz or 800 Hz. User selectable frequency center

    Treble control: plus/minus 16 dB @ 6.5 KHz

    Input impedance: 1 meg ohm

    Output impedance: 100 ohm 9 or 18 volts operation

    Distortion: .019 into 10k ohm load

    Noise: -95 dBm unweighted

    Battery life: 324 hours

    Wire lead length: 6.50 inches

    Low noise discrete FET input stage, center detent 50 K linear pots,with a dual concentric pot available

    Dimensions: 0.98″W x 0.98″L x 0.59″D

    Warranty: Three year limited warranty


    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR THE FOLLOWING CONFIGURATIONS:


  • Below are impressions and anecdotal thoughts gathered over the years. Some are our own and some are from customers.
    • Clean & clear
    • Flexible configurations
    • Well loved mid frequency options
    • "Gave my bass some ballz"
    • Often seen as one of the more 'powerful' preamps

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
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Mr. Rosario
Great service!

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.

D
Darrion Hall

Aguilar OBP-3 Bass Preamp Custom Kits

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Brian Williams
Time Saver

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.

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Micah Terry
Just the upgrade I needed

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!

C
Clifton R. Wind
Excellent Customer Service!!!

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.

Clifton Wi.

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
100%
(14)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
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M
Mr. Rosario
Great service!

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.

D
Darrion Hall

Aguilar OBP-3 Bass Preamp Custom Kits

B
Brian Williams
Time Saver

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.

M
Micah Terry
Just the upgrade I needed

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!

C
Clifton R. Wind
Excellent Customer Service!!!

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.

Clifton Wi.

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