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. 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 ...
  3. 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...
  4. Nordstrand JC-3b PREWIRED 3-band Vol P/P - Bl - Treb P/P - Mid - Bass P/P

    $246.00
    The JC-3b preamp is specifically configured to work with the Dual Big BladeMan pickups
    JC-3b Preamp JC-3b - PREWIRED - 3 band bass preamp with volume (pull passive), blend, treble (push/pull neck pickup - series down, parallel up), mids (1kHz down, pull up for 400Hz), bass (push/pull bridge pickup - series down, parallel up) The...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  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. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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) ...
  19. NOLL TCM 3P 1-Pickup 4-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Treb/Treb Stack - Bass/Bass Stack - Mid/Mid Stack

    $223.28
    1-Pickup, 3-band, 4-knob Volume (Push-Pull Active/Passive) - Treble/Treble Stack - Midrange/Midrange Stack - Bass/Bass Stack
    Control Configuration 1-Pickup 3-Band System Volume Push-Pull(Push-Pull Active/Passive) Treble(Boost/Cut)/Treble(Frequency) ...
  20. 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) ...
  21. 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...
  22. 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) ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. NOLL TCM3 1-Pickup 3-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Treb-Bass Stack - Mid

    $119.37
    1-pickup, 3-band, 3-knob Volume (Push-Pull Active/Passive) - Treble/Bass Stack - Midrange
    Control Configuration 1-Pickup 3-Band System Volume Push-Pull(Push-Pull Active/Passive) Treble/Bass Stack Midrange ...
  26. NOLL TCM3 2-Pickup 3-Knob 3-Band Vol/Bl P/P A/P Stack - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid

    $153.00
    2-pickup, 3-band, 3-knob Volume Push-Pull(Push-Pull Active/Passive)/Blend Stack - Treble/Bass Stack - Midrange
    Control Configuration 2-Pickup 3-Band System Volume Push-Pull(Push-Pull Active/Passive)/Blend Stack Treble/Bass Stack ...
  27. Richter 3BP 1 or 2-Pickup 3-Knob 3-Band Vol - Treb/Bass P/P A/P Stack - Mid/Mid Stack

    $242.77
    1 or 2-pickup, 3-band, 3-knob Volume - Treble/Bass Stack (Push-Pull Active/Passive) - Midrange Stack (Parametric)
    Richter 3BP 3-band Preamp The BassXX Preamp (pronounced "Bass-ics") is a filter-based pre-amp which provides very flexible parametric EQ control with sweepable mids. Its outstanding sound performance is achieved through careful circuit...
  28. Glockenklang 2-Pickup 5-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb - Bass - Mid

    $200.00
    Glockenklang - 3 Band
    Controls: Volume Push/Pull Active Passive - Blend - Treble - Bass - Mid The Glockenklang 3-band onboard preamp is active/passive switchable (at the Volume via a Push/Pull), has a balance(blend) pot with...