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. 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...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. EMG BQS-HZ 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 For passive pickups, the BQS HZ System features a pre-wired balance control (blend) and master volume with separate bass and treble...
  22. Seymour Duncan STC-3ASB 3-Band Preamp for Active Pickups

    $165.00
    3-Band: 2-Pickup, 4-Knob VPP - Blend - Treb/Bass - Mid
    Controls: Volume (w/Slap Switch push-pull) Blend Treble/Bass Stack Midrange High headroom, low-noise, 3-Band active onboard EQ preamp voiced specifically for fretless basses with ACTIVE...
  23. Seymour Duncan STC-3PSB 3-Band Preamp for Passive Pickups

    $165.00
    3-Band: 2-Pickup, 4-Knob VPP - Blend - Treb/Bass - Mid
    Controls: Volume (w/Slap Switch push-pull) Blend Treble/Bass Stack Midrange High headroom, low-noise, 3-Band active onboard EQ preamp voiced specifically for fretless basses with PASSIVE...
  24. NOLL TCM 3P 2-Pickup 5-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb/Treb Stack - Bass/Bass Stack - Mid/Mid Stack

    $248.75
    2-pickup, 3-band, 5-knob Volume (Push-Pull Active/Passive) - Blend - Treble/Treble Stack - Bass/Bass Stack - Midrange/Midrange Stack
    Control Configuration 2-Pickup 3-Band System Volume Push-Pull(Push-Pull Active/Passive) Blend Treble(Boost/Cut)/Treble(Frequency) ...
  25. NOLL TCM 3P 2-Pickup 4-Knob 3-Band Vol/Bl P/P A/P Stack - Treb/Treb Stack - Bass/Bass Stack - Mid/Mid Stack

    $256.86
    2-pickup, 3-band, 4-knob Volume/Blend(Push-Pull Active/Passive) Stack - Treble/Treble Stack - Bass/Bass Stack - Midrange/Midrange Stack
    Control Configuration 2-Pickup 3-Band System Volume Push-Pull(Push-Pull Active/Passive)/Blend Stack Treble(Boost/Cut)/Treble(Frequency) ...
  26. NOLL TCM 3PM Jazz Bass 2-Pickup 4-Knob 3-Band Vol/Bl Stack - Hybrid Treb - Mid/Mid Stack - Bass P/P A/P

    $291.51
    2-pickup, 3-band, 4-knob Volume/Blend Stack - Hybrid Treble - Midrange/Midrange Stack - Bass (Push-Pull Active/Passive)
    Control Configuration 2-Pickup 3-band System Volume/Blend Stack Mid(Boost/Cut)/Mid Frequency Bass(Push-Pull...
  27. NOLL TCM 3PM Jazz Bass 2-Pickup 3-Knob 3-Band Vol/Bl P/P A/P Stack - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid/Mid Stack

    $280.97
    2-Pickup, 3-band, 3-knob Volume/Blend (Push-Pull Active/Passive) Stack - Treble/Bass Stack - Midrange/Midrange Stack
    Control Configuration 2-Pickup 3-Band System Volume Push-Pull/Blend Stack (Push-Pull Active/Passive) Treble/Bass...
  28. NOLL TCM 3PM 2-Pickup 5-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb - Mid/Mid stack - Bass

    $164.03
    2-pickup, 3-band, 5-knob Volume Push-Pull (Active/Passive) - Blend - Treble - Midrange/Midrange
    Control Configuration 2-Pickup 3-Band System Volume Push-Pull(Push-Pull Active/Passive) Blend Treble Midrange(Boost/Cut)/Midrange(Frequency) ...
  29. NOLL TCM 3PM 2-Pickup 4-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid/Mid Stack

    $195.87
    Volume(Push-Pull Active/Passive) - Blend - Treble/Bass Stack - Midrange/Midrange Stack
    Control Configuration 2-Pickup 3-Band System Volume Push-Pull(Push-Pull Active/Passive) Blend Treble/Bass stack ...
  30. NOLL TCM3 2-Pickup 5-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb - Mid - Bass

    $117.39
    2-pickup, 3-band, 5-knob Volume (Push-Pull Active/Passive) - Blend - Treble- Midrange - Bass
    Control Configuration 2-Pickup 3-Band System Volume Push-Pull(Push-Pull Active/Passive) Blend Treble Bass ...