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Gain control of your tone with a preamp
The Bartolini on-board preamp that started it all. It has Bass, Mid, and Treble controls with very low noise and wide adjustment range. Bass and Treble bands can be boosted or cut. The TCT preamp has a voice of its own, providing vintage color to your sound. It has a mid frequency notch at 300Hz for legendary slap tone and can be adjusted with the in-cavity trimmer. TCT is the original Bartolini preamp with inter-dependent controls, so it is a tone shaping preamp rather than a strict EQ and requires expertise.
**Due to the TCT preamp being out of Bartolini's normal production, we are offering them professionally wired in the Fat Bass Tone shop. These preamps are wired to Bartolini's specifications using Bartolini's quality components. Since they are wired in our shop, they do not come in Bartolini's retail packaging.
TCT-3.3AP - 2 Pickup - 3 Knob (Volpp-Bl-T/B) Volume w/Active-Passive Push-Pull -- Blend -- Treble/Bass Stack
TCT-4.5AP - 2 Pickup - 4 Knob (Volpp-Bl-T-B) Volume w/Active-Passive Push-Pull -- Blend -- Treble -- Bass
Preamp Module Size:
1.76" [44.7mm] Long
1.02" [25.9mm] Wide
0.54" [13.7mm] Thick
Operating Voltage: 9V - Prewired battery clip.
Gain: 3dB - Average boost is preset. Additional boost can be added by an experienced guitar tech. See the wiring diagram for more info.
Bass Control Boost or cut your low frequencies. The control is assymetric and somewhat affects treble response as well.
Mid Control Thicken or thin your tone with mid control. TCT has native mid cut for classic slap tone. The cut depth can be set with an in-cavity trimmer.
Treble Control The TCT provides ample control range for treble boost or cut. The control affects bass response as well.