Preamps

Best Bass Gear is proud to be able to offer you a wide array of onboard preamps for your EQ and tone shaping needs. We offer systems custom prewired in house and also wired by the manufacturer with a large selection of control configurations for almost any bass.We stock only the highest quality manufacturers including ACG, Aguilar, Bartolini, Glockenklang, John East, Mike Pope, Nordstrand, and Seymour Duncan.

  1. Bartolini 3.3 2-Pickup 3-Knob 2-Band Vol - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack

    $148.00
    2-Band: 2-Pickup, 3-Knob Vol - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack
    Control Configuration Volume Blend Treble/Bass stack Description A Pre-Wired harness saves the time and aggravation of wiring your pre-amp and pots into your instrument. They feature our industry...
  2. John East Marcus Retro 1-Switch (Without Scratch Plate)

    $325.00
    The Marcus Retro 01 was brought about due to requests from players owning the Marcus Miller basses.
    Control Configuration Volume/Blend Stack Treble/Bass Stack Mid/Mid Stack Passive Tone Push/Pull Active/Passive Pickup Blend Switch Description New For 2013! All New Marcus Retro's...
  3. Nordstrand 2B-4a 2-Pickup 4-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P A/P - Vol - Treb - Bass

    $163.50
    2-pickup, 2-band, 4-knob Volume (Push/Pull Active-Passive) - Volume - Treble - Bass
    Nordstrand 2B-4a Control Configuration Volume (Push/Pull Active-Passive) Volume Treble Bass Technical Specifications Overall Gain: +/- 10db by a trim pot on the module Treble: ...
  4. Richter JB-VVT Passive Control Plate

    $74.95
    JB Passive Control Plate with Shielding for Jazz Bass™ :: High Quality Dustproof Pots :: Rugged and Shielded :: :: Quick and Easy Mounting :: No Soldering Required :: The Richter JB PASSIVE control plate is an easy mounting component...
  5. Prewire - Aguilar OBP-1 Preamp

    $169.00 - $189.00
    Custom pre-wired preamp
    The Aguilar OBP-1 is a boost only preamp able to be used in conjunction with active or passive pickups. No modification is required for use with Active pickups such as EMG®, Warwick® MEC and other active pickups as we build the pre-wires in...
  6. EMG 1 or 2 Pickups Wiring Kit

    $49.00
    EMG 1 or 2 pickup wiring kit - Short Shaft
    EMG 1 or 2 pickup wiring kit - Short Shaft All of the solderless components for install in one package! This kit includes everything needed for installation in a 1 or 2 pickup configuration. This kit is for active pickups. What's...
  7. Bartolini 5.2AP NTMB-GFL (Fretless) Compact Preamp

    $192.00
    Bartolini 5.2 A/P NTMB-GFL (Fretless) Compact Preamp 2-Pickup 5-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb - Mid P/P - Bass
    Bartolini 5.2AP NTMB-GFL (Fretless) Compact Preamp The NTMB+FL is designed to put more focus on the mid frequencies. As such, the bass control has less range than the NTMB+F ( +/-12dB @30Hz vs. +/-15dB @30Hz). Also the treble control has...
  8. Seymour Duncan STC-2A 2-Band for Active Pickups

    $105.00
    2-Band: Treb/Bass
    Controls: Treble/Bass Stack High headroom, low-noise, 2-Band active onboard EQ preamp designed for use with active pickups. Comes with prewired 3-knob harness. Seymour Duncan Tone Circuits will add a tremendous amount...
  9. Seymour Duncan STC-2P 2-Band for Passive Pickups

    $105.00
    2-Band: Treb/Bass
    Controls: Treble/Bass Stack High headroom, low-noise, 2-Band active onboard EQ preamp designed for use with passive pickups. Comes with prewired 3-knob harness. Seymour Duncan Tone Circuits will add a tremendous amount...
  10. Seymour Duncan STC-2S-BO 2 Band EQ Separate

    $59.00
    2-Band: Treb/Bass
    Controls: Treble/Bass Separate Add versatility to your bass with our 2-band onboard active EQ with separate bass & treble controls, and switchable treble frequency. On board Tone Circuits add tremendous tonal versatility....
  11. Bartolini 5.2 GFL Compact Preamp 2-Pickup 5-Knob 3-Band Vol - Bl - Treb - Mid P/P - Bass

    $184.00
    Bartolini 5.2GFL Compact Preamp
    The new Bartolini NTMB Systems have eliminated the second module and have only the single 1-3/4" x 1" x 1/2" module. There is also a weight saving on the new systems of 20 grams. Control...
  12. Richter PB-VT Passive Control Unit

    $49.95
    Precision Bass replacement unit with Volume, Tone
    Richter PB-VT passive replacement kit with shielding The RICHTER PB PASSIVE Control Unit is an easy mounting component for passive bass guitars like the Precision Bass™. It provides a volume and a tone pot. A shielded PCB replaces...
  13. Richter HA-1 Onboard Headphone Amplifier

    $89.95
    Outstanding Audio Performance - Low Noise Amplifier Design - Rugged and Shielded - 3.5 mm Output Jack
    HeadAmp HA-1 HeadAmp onboard The RICHTER HA-1 onboard headphone amplifier was designed for the use inside a bass or guitar. It provides low noise, smooth, full and precise signal reproduction without loosing any details on sound even in deep...
  14. Noll TCM3 2-Pickup 4-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P - Bl - B/T - Mid

    $149.00
    Noll TCM3 2-Pickup 4-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P - Bl - B/T - Mid
    Control Configuration 2-Pickup 3-Band System Volume Push-Pull(Push-Pull Active/Passive) Treble/Bass Stack Midrange ...
  15. Noll TCM3 Jazz Bass 2-Pickup 4-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bal - Mid - Treb/Bass Stack Chrome

    $249.00
    Noll TCM3 Jazz Bass 2-Pickup 4-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bal - Mid - Treb/Bass Stack Chrome
    Control Configuration 1-Pickup 3-Band System Volume(Active/Passive Push-Pull) Balance Mid Treble/Bass...
  16. John East J-Tone 01 Active and Full Passive Preamp for J Style Basses

    $194.00 - $199.00
    J-Tone - Pure & Simple - Pure Classic J Tone - Full Passive & Active - High Performance Musical EQ - Volume/Volume & Volume/Blend Versions
    J-Tone - Pure & Simple Pure Classic J Tone Full passive & active High performance musical EQ Volume/Volume & Volume/Blend Versions Retain the original sound of...
  17. Bartolini 5.4AP NTMB-GFL (Fretless) Compact Preamp

    $208.00
    Bartolini 5.4AP NTMB-GFL (Fretless) Compact Preamp
    5.4AP NTMB-GFL (Fretless) Compact Preamp The new Bartolini NTMB Systems have eliminated the second module and have only the single 1-3/4" x 1" x 1/2" module. There is also a weight saving on the new systems of 20 grams. The NTMB+FL...
  18. Nordstrand 2B+ 2-Band Bass Preamp (with 2 EQ Pots)

    $88.50
    2B+ 2 band bass preamp with 2 eq pots
    New for 2017! 2b+ 2-Band Preamp with 2 EQ Pots The new 2 band boost only preamp offers flexibility, practical simplicity, and amazing tone shaping potential. Offering more boost than our standard 2 band preamp the 2B+...
  19. Nordstrand 2B+4a 2-Pickup 4-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P - Vol - Bass - Treb

    $163.50
    PREWIRED 2B+4a – 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), volume, bass and treble
    New for 2017! PREWIRED 2B+4a: 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), volume, bass and treble The new 2 band boost only preamp offers flexibility, practical simplicity, and amazing tone shaping potential. Offering...
  20. Nordstrand 2B+4b 2-Pickup 4-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P - Bl - Treb - Bass

    $163.50
    PREWIRED 2B+4a: 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), blend, treble, and bass
    New for 2017! PREWIRED 2B+4b: 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), blend, treble, and bass The new 2 band boost only preamp offers flexibility, practical simplicity, and amazing tone shaping potential. Offering...
  21. Nordstrand 2B+4c 2-Pickup 4-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P - Bl - Tone - Treb/Bass Stack

    $163.50
    PREWIRED 2B+4c: 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), blend, tone, and treble on bass (stack)
    New for 2017! PREWIRED 2B+4c: 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), blend, tone, and treble on bass (stack) The new 2 band boost only preamp offers flexibility, practical simplicity, and amazing tone shaping...
  22. Nordstrand 2B+3a 1-Pickup 3-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P - Treb - Bass

    $156.00
    PREWIRED 2B+3a: 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), treble, and bass
    New for 2017! PREWIRED 2B+3a: 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), treble, and bass The new 2 band boost only preamp offers flexibility, practical simplicity, and amazing tone shaping potential. Offering more...
  23. Nordstrand 2B+3b 2-Pickup 3-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack

    $163.50
    PREWIRED 2B+3b: 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), blend, and treble/bass stack
    New for 2017! PREWIRED 2B+3b: 2 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), blend, and treble/bass stack The new 2 band boost only preamp offers flexibility, practical simplicity, and amazing tone shaping potential....
  24. Noll TCM 3PM B 2073 B Black Volume Push/Pull, Blend, Stacked Treble/Bass, Stacked sweepable mids.

    $249.00
    The NOLL TCM 3 PM is a compact equalizer that provides easy and space-saving installation. The secure insulation of the sealed equalizer perfectly protects other electrical components. Bass, midrange and treble controls are center-detented and allow...
  25. Vannetti V2B 2-Band Prewired Preamp

    $201.00 - $247.00
    2-Band preamp with unique Dual Presence Filter, custom wired to your specifications
    Developed by Best Bass Gear's own Rob Giovannetti, the Vannetti V2B 2-Band is a unique offering in the world of onboard preamps. Inspired by the classic active electronics of the late 1970s, the V2B has been designed not to be "transparent," but to...
  26. Noll TCM3 PM 3-Knob Vol/Bl P/P A/P Stack - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid Stack

    $244.50
    Noll TCM3 PM 3-Knob Vol/Bl P/P A/P Stack - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid Stack
    Control Configuration Addition passive tone control available as single shaft pot or as a concentric pot with active treble control. Tone roll-off in passive mode on every single shaft...
  27. Prewire - Aguilar OBP-2 Preamp

    $179.00 - $199.00
    Custom pre-wired preamp
    The OBP-2 was designed to give bassists fat tone while being small enought fit into tight control cavities. Wire this preamp with one 9 volt battery and it will fit into just about any instrument. With +/-18dB of bass boost and cut at 40Hz and +/-...
  28. Prewire - Aguilar OBP-3 Preamp

    $187.00 - $213.00
    Custom pre-wired preamp
    The Aguilar OBP-3 was built from the ground up to be the ultimate source of full-bodied tone, transparency, and versatility for your bass. Three bands of boost/cut and a selectable midrange frequency provides flexibility to dial in just the...
  29. Aguilar OBP-1 2-Band Preamp Module

    $119.00
    Aguilar OBP-1 Module Only
    The Aguilar OBP-1 is a boost only preamp able to be used in conjunction with active or passive pickups. No modification is required for use with Active pickups such as EMG®, Warwick® MEC and other active pickups as we build the pre-wires in...