- Volume (with Active/Passive push-pull)
- Treble/Bass Stack
- Mid (push pull freq selector)
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.
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
- Bass: +/-14db @ 30 HZ
- Midrange: +/-10db @ 250, 500, 800 Hz. *Note: Mid P/P has 250 & 800Hz selections, Mid switch allows all three frequencies.
- Treble: +/-16db @ 10 KHz
Love the new sound
By Alex Henley from on 12/27/2013
Issues: The volume & blend knobs were switched so I had to re-wire them.
Also, just naming each pot on the cardboard would be extremely helpful.
I would definitely shop here again, though. 5 star gear and 5 star customer service!
Another great preamp from Bartolini
By Doug R from on 12/27/2013
Livened up my bass
By Jonathan Markevich from on 12/27/2013
The documentation is adequate but doesn't say what the mid switch does; I believe it drops the adjustable midrange frequency down to 200Hz, it makes everything much thicker when you pull that out.
The only (understandable) downside is that you lose any EQ options when in passive mode, you have balance, volume and that's it.
Bartolini pre amp
By Alex Henderson from on 12/27/2013
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By johnbass from on 12/27/2013
My only complaint is that it was hard to find information on Bartolini products. The guys at Best Bass Gear were very helpful and knowledgeable.