More Views

Bartolini 4.5AP 2-Pickup 4-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb - Bass

SKU:BBG 278
$152.00

Details:

  • 2-Band: 2-Pickup, 4-Knob
  • VPP A/P - Bl - Treb - Bass
FREE SHIPPING | EASY RETURNS
In Stock Today

DESCRIPTION

Control Configuration

  1. Volume (with Active/Passive push-pull)
  2. Blend
  3. Treble
  4. Bass

Description

A Pre-Wired harness saves the time and aggravation of wiring your pre-amp and pots into your instrument. They feature our industry leading pre-amps and premium audio-quality potentiometers with smooth control and ready for years of rugged use.

Bartolini preamps offer many popular configurations available for many control layouts. Tonally the Bartolini preamps are comparitively punchy in the low, low midrange, and midrange. The top end is 'note' bright. These units contain gain control which allows the user to set the signal to output level via a small trimpot on the module.

These preamps are not recommended for fitment in top routed Fender style instruments with the control cavity on the top. Intended to be used with an instrument with a rear control cavity.

*Modification Needed:

Bartolini preamps are built compatible for use with passive pickups such as Bartolini, Aguilar, Nordstrand, Delano, and other passive pickup manufacturers. If using active pickups preamp passive stage of Volume and Blend will need to use 25k pots. A single 9v battery is sufficient to power both active pickups and a Bartolini preamp simultaneously, but we recommend 2 9v wired for 18v if there is enough room inside the bass

Technical Specifications

  • Bass: +/-14db @ 30 HZ
  • Treble: +/-16db @ 10 KHz

Reviews

Rate and Review this item
Verified Buyer
Bartolini 4.5 A/P
By Daniel from on 12/27/2013
 
I purchased this preamp while looking for a way to retain passive output on my bass. The clarity is great, but I feel the tone lacks character. I have paired this preamp with a P/J set of Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounders, and I am left wondering if I should have gotten the Antiquity pups or perhaps paired a set of passive Tonestylers with the QPs. All in all, a decent value, but I do with the Bass/Treble controls were functional in passive mode, but they only affect the signal in active mode.