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. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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 1-Pickup 3-Band System Volume Push-Pull(Push-Pull Active/Passive) Treble/Bass Stack Midrange ...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Aguilar OBP-3 3-Band Preamp Module

    $106.50
    Aguilar OBP-3 Module Only
    The Aguilar OBP3 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 right...
  9. John East J Retro Preamps

    $299.00 - $325.00
    The J Retro 01 Bass Preamp is designed to fit directly into standard "Jazz" style basses without modification, including a 9v battery.
    Control Configuration Volume/Blend Stack Treble/Bass Stack Mid/Mid Stack Blend & Pickups Switch Active/Passive Switch Available in Black, Chrome, or Gold Finish Description ...
  10. John East MMSR 1-Pickup 4-Knob 3-Band Vol - Treb - Bass - Mid/Mid Stack

    $230.00 - $245.00
    The BTB-MMSR 4 Knob, including Mid Sweep, has been designed with characteristics very similar to the original MM Stingray 2 Band EQ, but is not an exact copy of the original circuit.
    Control Configuration Volume Treble Bass Mid Stack Available in Black, Chrome, or Gold Finish Description The BTB-MMSR 4 Knob, including Mid Sweep, has been designed with characteristics...
  11. John East MMSR 1-Pickup 3-Knob 3-Band Vol - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid/Mid Stack

    $230.00 - $245.00
    Control plate not included The BTB-MMSR 3 Knob, including Mid Sweep, has been designed with characteristics very similar to the original MM Stingray 2 Band EQ, but is not a copy of the original circuit.
    Control Configuration Volume Treble/Bass Stack Mid/Mid Stack Available in Black, Chrome, or Gold Finish Description The BTB-MMSR 3 Knob, including Mid Sweep, has been designed with characteristics...
  12. John East J Retro Deluxe

    $325.00 - $350.00
    Same as J Retro, but with an added fourth knob for passive tone control. This preamp is made for Fender Deluxe style basses with a side mounted jack.
    Control Configuration Volume/Blend Stack Treble/Bass Stack Mid/Mid Stack Passive Tone Blend & Pickups Switch Active/Passive Switch Available in Black, Chrome, or Gold Finish ...
  13. John East Uni-Pre 2-Pickup 4-Knob 3-Band Vol/Bl Stack - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid/Mid Stack - Tone P/P A/P

    $325.00 - $350.00
    3-band: 2-pickup, 4-knob Volume/Blend Stack - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid/Mid Freq Stack - Passive Tone (A/P Push-Pull)
    Uni-Pre 4 Knob 2 Pickup, 4-knob Volume/Blend Stack Treble/Bass Stack Midrange/Midrange Freq. Stack Passive Tone (Push/Pull for Active/Passive) The Uni-Pre 4 Knob is a new generation...
  14. John East Uni-Pre 2-Pickup 3-Knob 1-Switch 3-Band Vol/Bl Stack - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid/Mid Stack - A/P Sw

    $299.00 - $325.00
    3-band, 2-pickup, 3-knob 1 switch Volume/Blend Stack - Treble/Bass Stack - Midrange/Midrange Frequency Stack - Active/Passive Switch
    Uni-Pre 3 Knob 2 Pickup, 3-knob, 1 switch Volume/Blend Stack Treble/Bass Stack Midrange/Midrange Freq. Stack Active/Passive Switch The Uni-Pre 3 Knob is a new generation bass...
  15. John East Uni-Pre 2-Pickup 5-Knob 3-Band Vol - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid/Mid Stack - Tone P/P A/P

    $325.00 - $350.00
    2-pickup, 3-band, 5-knob Volume - Blend - Treble/Bass Stack - Midrange/Midrange Stack - Passive Tone (Push-Pull Active/Passive)
    Uni-Pre 5 Knob 2 Pickup, 5-knob Volume Blend Treble/Bass Stack Midrange/Midrange Freq. Stack Passive Tone (Push/Pull for Active/Passive) The Uni-Pre 5 Knob is a new generation...
  16. Delano Sonar 3 2-Pickup 5-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb - Mid - Bass

    $129.00
    3-Band: 2-Pickup, 5-Knob VPP A/P - Bl - Treb - Mid - Bass
    Control Configuration Volume Active/Passive Push/Pull Blend Treble Mid Bass Description Scaling new heights in perfecting the tonal capabilities of magnetic pickups, the Delano...
  17. Delano Sonar 3MS/E 2-Pickup 5-Knob 1-Switch 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb - Mid - Bass - Mid Sw

    $164.00
    3-Band: 2-Pickup, 5-Knob, 1-Switch VPP A/P - Bl - Treb - Mid - Bass - Mid Switch
    Control Configuration Volume Active/Passive Push/Pull Blend Treble Mid Bass Mid Switch Description Scaling new heights in perfecting the tonal capabilities of magnetic...
  18. Delano Sonar 3MS 2-Pickup 5-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb - Mid - Bass

    $156.00
    3-Band: 2-Pickup, 5-Knob VPP A/P - Bl - Treb - Mid - Bass
    Control Configuration Volume Active/Passive Push/Pull Blend Treble Mid Bass Description Scaling new heights in perfecting the tonal capabilities of magnetic pickups, the Delano...
  19. EMG BQC System 2-Pickup 4-Knob 3-Band Vol - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid/Mid Stack

    $179.00
    3-Band: 2-Pickup, 4-Knob Vol - Blend - Treb/Bass - Mid/Mid
    Control Configuration Volume Blend Treble/Bass Stack Mid/Mid Stack Built specifically for EMG pickups, the BQC System works as a complete control system for bass guitars. It incorporates a pre-wired...
  20. Glockenklang 2-Pickup 4-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid

    $200.00
    3-Band: 2-Pickup, 4-Knob VPP A/P - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid
    Control Configuration Volume Active/Passive Push/Pull Blend Treble/Bass Stack Mid Description Recommended for use in Rock, Jazz, Solo, Reggae applications. Tight low-end that is focused...
  21. John East DJ Retro

    $299.00
    Same as J Retro, but with curved plate to work on Lakland Darryl Jones model basses. Top knobs and plate are chrome, bottom knobs are black.
    Control Configuration Volume/Blend Stack Treble/Bass Stack Mid/Mid Stack Blend & Pickups Switch Active/Passive Switch Description Same as J Retro, but with curved plate to work...
  22. Nordstrand 3B Module

    $168.00
    Nordstrand 3 Band Module
    Description Nordstrand preamps are a clear, transparent, and sonically aggressive preamp capable of allowing you to dial your ideal tone in from the onboard active EQ. The Nordstrand preamp has gain control onboard to allow precise control...
  23. Seymour Duncan STC-3A 3-Band Preamp for Active Pickups

    $135.00
    3-Band: 2-Pickup, 4-Knob VPP - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid
    Control Configuration Volume Push/Pull(Slap-Switch) Blend Treble/Bass Stack Mid High headroom, low-noise, 3-Band active onboard EQ preamp designed for use with active pickups. Comes...
  24. Seymour Duncan STC-3P 3-Band Preamp for Passive Pickups

    $135.00
    3-Band: 2-Pickup, 4-Knob VPP - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid
    Control Configuration Volume Push/Pull(Slap-Switch) Blend Treble/Bass Stack Mid High headroom, low-noise, 3-Band active onboard EQ preamp designed for use with passive pickups. Comes...
  25. Seymour Duncan STC-3M4 3-Band Preamp with 4 Knobs

    $139.00
    3-Band: 1-Pickup, 4-Knob VPP - Treb - Mid - Bass
    Control Configuration Volume/Slap Switch Push/Pull Treble Mid Bass Tone Circuit designed for Music Man Stingray bass comes with a prewired 4-knob control harness. The STC-3M4...
  26. Lakland LH3 2-Pickup 5-Knob 1-Switch 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb - Bass - Mid - Coil Sel. Sw

    $182.40
    3-Band: 2-Pickup, 5-Knob, 1-Switch VPP A/P - Bl - Treb - Bass - Mid - Coil Sel. Switch
    Control Configuration Volume Active/Passive Push/Pull Blend Treble Mid Bass Coil Selector Switch(Bridge Pickup) Working in conjunction with Lakland Bass Guitars in Chicago, Hanson...
  27. EMG BQC Control 1 or 2-Pickup 2-Knob 3-Band Treb/Bass Stack - Mid/Mid Stack

    $119.00
    3-Band: 2- Knob Treb/Bass - Mid/Mid
    Control Configuration Treble/Bass Stack Mid/Mid Stack The BQC Control features a bass and treble equalizer on a concentric (stacked) pot along with the concentric (stacked) mid-control. It takes up very little space...
  28. EMG BQS Control 1 or 2-Pickup 3-Knob 3-Band Treb - Bass - Mid/Mid Stack

    $119.00
    3-Band: 3-Knob Treb - Bass - Mid/Mid
    Control Configuration Treble Bass Mid/Mid Stack Similar to the BQC, the BCS Control works with any active or passive pickup and takes up almost no space. But with the BQS you’ll get separate bass and treble...
  29. EMG BQS System 2-Pickup 5-Knob 3-Band Vol - Bl - Treb - Bass - Mid/Mid Stack

    $179.00
    3-Band: 2-Pickup, 5-Knob Vol - Bl - Treb - Bass - Mid/Mid
    Control Configuration Volume Blend Treble Bass Mid/Mid Stack The BQS System, as a complete control system for your bass guitar, includes Active Balance, Master Volume, and EQ circuits. Unlike...
  30. EMG BQC-HZ System 2-Pickup 4-Knob 3-Band Vol - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid/Mid Stack

    $179.00
    3-Band: 2-Pickup, 4-knob Vol - Bl - Treb/Bass - Mid/Mid
    Control Configuration Volume Blend Treble/Bass Stack Mid/Mid Stack The BQC HZ System is intended for EMG-HZ passive pickups as well as other manufacturers passive pickups. The BQC HZ System comes supplied...