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Trickfish IPA 3 Band Internal Bass Preamp

Popular Bullet IconBRAND NEW RELEASE IN SUMMER OF 2022

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Battery Bullet IconOPERATES WITH 9 OR 18 VOLTS

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DESCRIPTION

The Trickfish Internal Pre Amp (IPA) is a high performance, low noise internal bass preamp system built upon two ideas – superior tonal flexibility and effortless installation. Sharing many of the sonic signatures found in the Flexcore line of preamps, the IPA delivers the same musical and transparent character as its older sibling. The shelving bass and treble controls and selectable frequency points for bass, midrange, and treble offer the ultimate in tone shaping capabilities.

Trickfish's simple plug connections allow for the addition of 2 or 3 bands of active EQ to your instrument without the need to solder. All EQ pots, toggle switches, and the output jack are prewired for an easy installation and the solderless screw terminals make input connections painless. The IPA’s small size (1.9” x 1.2”) circuit board is preinstalled with Velcro and was designed to fit virtually any bass.

An optional prewired Mid-Frequency Switch is available to add on to your chosen preamp configuration.

The IPA and IPA-S preamps are available in the standard configuration sold by Trickfish as well as custom configurations that we have assembled for customer ease.

Our custom configurations can also be ordered as a prewired harness for easier installation.

Standard kit includes:

  • IPA or IPA-S Preamp Module
  • Prewired EQ Pots (3 Single Pots for IPA ::: 1 Single Pot & 1 Stacked Pot for IPA-S)
  • Prewired Active/Passive Switch
  • Prewired Output Jack
  • 2 Battery Connectors

Custom kits include:

  • IPA or IPA-S Preamp Module
  • Prewired EQ Pots (3 Single Pots for IPA ::: 1 Single Pot & 1 Stacked Pot for IPA-S)
  • Volume and/or Blend Pots as applicable
  • Prewired Active/Passive Switch
  • Prewired Output Jack
  • 2 Battery Connectors

Standard/Custom kits do not include:

  • Pickups
  • Knobs

When pre-wired, the harness is wired for 9V operation.

CONFIGUIRATIONS

Standard IPA: Treble -- Lo Mid -- Bass -- Active/Passive Switch

Custom IPA: 1 Pickup - 4 Knob & 1 Switch
Volume -- Treble -- Lo Mid -- Bass -- Active/Passive Switch

Custom IPA: 2 Pickup - 5 Knob & 1 Switch
Volume -- Blend -- Treble -- Lo Mid -- Bass -- Active/Passive Switch

Standard IPA-S: Lo Mid -- Treble/Bass Stacked -- Active/Passive Switch

Custom IPA-S: 1 Pickup - 3 Knob & 1 Switch
Volume -- Lo Mid -- Treble/Bass Stacked -- Active/Passive Switch

Custom IPA-S: 2 Pickup - 4 Knob & 1 Switch
Volume -- Blend -- Lo Mid -- Treble/Bass Stacked -- Active/Passive Switch

Looking for a 2 band version of the Trickfish IPA? While Trickfish sells the IPA including all 3 EQ band potential, the preamp is modular, and a 2 band can be achieved by simply not connecting the undesired ‘band’. No need to have an unused potentiometer floating in your electronics cavity.



TECH & SPECS

The IPA requires soldering of a passive section, i.e., volume, blend, tone, etc. The preamp module itself is solderless.

The IPA can run in 9 or 18 volts.

FREQUENCY SPECIFICATIONS
  • Treble: +/- 15dB at 6kHz or 10kHz
  • Lo Mid: +/-12dB at 330Hz or 473Hz
  • Bass: +/- 12dB at 46Hz or 90Hz

IPA Manual

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Very pleased with the ease of installation and the sound. I have installed 70+ preamps and this is my favorite so far. Great customer service from Trickfish and Fatbass tone!

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Very pleased with the ease of installation and the sound. I have installed 70+ preamps and this is my favorite so far. Great customer service from Trickfish and Fatbass tone!

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