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TCT-5.4AP

Bartolini TCT 3 Band Preamps

puzzle bullet iconA VERY HARD-TO-FIND PREAMP: OFFICIALLY OUT OF PRODUCTION

checklist bullet iconAVAILABLE IN SEVERAL POPULAR CONFIGURATIONS

control panel bullet iconWHILE THE TCT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR DECADES, IT STILL OFFERS A VERY UNITQUE APPROACH TO EQUALIZATION

original bullet iconTHE ORIGINAL BARTOLINI PREAMP

checklist bullet iconPROFESSIONAL PRE-WIRED IN OUR SHOP

empty box iconFREE SHIPPING IN THE USA
configuration iconEXPERT TECHNICAL SUPPORT
checklist iconIN STOCK MEANS IN STOCK

DESCRIPTION

Widely known as preamp used by Marcus Miller, the TCT is legendary. It has vintage FMV (Fender/Marshall/Vox) frequency controls so each band affects the others and if all bands are set to minimum, the output is muted. The TCT is a vintage, complex product for professional use only.

**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.

CONFIGURATIONS

TCT-3.4 - 2 Pickup - 3 Knob (V/V-Mpp-T/B)
Volume/Volume Stack -- Mid w/Mid Frequency Selection Push-Pull -- Treble/Bass Stack

TCT-4.6AP - 2 Pickup - 4 Knob (Vpp-Bl-Mpp-T/B))
Volume w/Active-Passive Push-Pull -- Blend -- Mid w/Mid Frequency Selection Push-Pull -- Treble/Bass Stack

TCT-4.7AP - 2 Pickup - 4 Knob & 1 Switch (Vpp-Bl-M-T/B-MSW)
Volume w/Active-Passive Push-Pull -- Blend -- Mid -- Treble/Bass Stack -- Mid Frequency Selection Switch



TCT-5.2AP - 2 Pickup - 5 Knob (Vpp-Bl-T-Mpp-B)
Volume w/Active-Passive Push-Pull -- Blend -- Treble -- Mid w/Mid Frequency Selection Push-Pull -- Bass

TCT-5.3AP - 2 Pickup - 5 Knob & 1 Switch (Vpp-V-T-M-B-MSW)
Volume w/Active-Passive Push-Pull -- Volume -- Treble -- Mid -- Bass -- Mid Frequency Selection Switch

TCT-5.4AP - 2 Pickup - 5 Knob & 1 Switch (Vpp-Bl-T-M-B-MSW)
Volume w/Active-Passive Push-Pull -- Blend -- Treble -- Mid -- Bass -- Mid Frequency Selection Switch

TECH & DIMENSIONS

TCT-3.4 Wiring Diagram

TCT-4.6AP Wiring Diagram

TCT-4.7AP Wiring Diagram

TCT-5.2AP Wiring Diagram

TCT-5.3AP Wiring Diagram

TCT-5.4AP Wiring Diagram

Preamp Module Size:
1.76" [44.7mm] Long
1.02" [25.9mm] Wide
0.54" [13.7mm] Thick

Mid Boost Module Size:
1.05" [26.7mm] Long
0.79" [20.1mm] Wide
0.43" [10.9mm] Thick



Operating Voltage:
9V - Prewired battery clip

Gain:
3dB - Average boost is preset. Additional boost can be added by an experienced guitar tech.

Bass Control:
Boost or cut your low frequencies. The control is assymetric and somewhat affects treble response as well.
Bass: +/-12dB@50Hz

Mid Control:
Thicken or thin your tone with mid control. TCT has native mid cut for classic slap tone. Flip the toggle to set the mid frequency boost to 250Hz, 500Hz, or quickly flip to 750Hz for a solo with a 3 position toggle on a TCT-4.7AP, TCT-5.3AP or TCT-5.4AP system. On no-toggle switch systems the mids are a push/pull selectable between 250hz when pushed in, and 750hz when pulled out.
Mid: +16dB@250/500/750Hz, -11dB@300Hz

Treble Control:
The TCT provides ample control range for treble boost or cut. The control affects bass response as well.
Treble: +/-13dB@6KHz

Customer Reviews

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Fat Bass Tone is simply the best!

Not only are their products top notch but their customer service is something unique. They answered my questions and helped guide me through selecting the best parts for the sound I was looking for. The combination of TCT preamp and Nordstrand NJ4SEs truly delivers as close to vintage sounds without the hum as you can get. They will go above and beyond any other retailer than I've bought from and because of that, they have become my go-to source for all things bass.

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Kenneth Springs
Satisfied Customer! TCT Preamp!

I love the customer service experience you get with Fat Bass Tone on a consistent basis. Being able to talk with Max & get some direction means everything to the potential buyer. I hope that never changes! I love my TCT Preamp! It has changed the game for my MTD GRENDEL! Thanks Fat Bass Tome for another satisfying buying experience!

Customer Reviews

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Mark U
Fat Bass Tone is simply the best!

Not only are their products top notch but their customer service is something unique. They answered my questions and helped guide me through selecting the best parts for the sound I was looking for. The combination of TCT preamp and Nordstrand NJ4SEs truly delivers as close to vintage sounds without the hum as you can get. They will go above and beyond any other retailer than I've bought from and because of that, they have become my go-to source for all things bass.

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Kenneth Springs
Satisfied Customer! TCT Preamp!

I love the customer service experience you get with Fat Bass Tone on a consistent basis. Being able to talk with Max & get some direction means everything to the potential buyer. I hope that never changes! I love my TCT Preamp! It has changed the game for my MTD GRENDEL! Thanks Fat Bass Tome for another satisfying buying experience!

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