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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.

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  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. 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...
  3. 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....
  4. 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...
  5. 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 PotsThe 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+...
  6. 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...
  7. NOLL TCM 4XM 2-Pickup 5-Knob 4-Band Vol P/P - Bal - Bass - Lo Mid/Hi Mid Stack - Treb

    $170.00
    2-Pickup 5-Knob 4-Band Vol P/P - Bal - Bass - Lo Mid/Hi Mid Stack - Treb
    Control Configuration 2-Pickup 4-Band System Volume Push-Pull(Push-Pull Active/Passive) Balance Bass Lo Mid/Hi Mid stack Treble Onboard...
  8. 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 +/-...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Aguilar OBP-2 2-Band Preamp Module

    $107.50
    Aguilar OBP-2 Module Only
    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 +/-...
  12. 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...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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...
  15. John East BTB-01 1 or 2-Pickup 1-Knob 2-Band Treb/Bass Stack

    $150.00 - $160.00
    The BTB-01 is based on the middle stack of the J-Retro 01 bass preamp. It consists of a single dual concentric knob stack with controls for Bass, Treble, and Bright functions.
    Control Configuration Treble/Bass Stack Available in Black, Chrome, or Gold Finish Description The BTB-01 is based on the middle stack of the J-Retro 01 bass preamp. It consists of a single dual concentric...
  16. John East Mid Sweep 1 or 2-Pickup 1-Knob 1-Band Mid/Mid Stack

    $110.00 - $120.00
    The MID SWEEP 01 is a stand-alone mid control which can be used on its own or cascaded in conjunction with other modules, including additional MID SWEEP 01s.
    Control Configuration Mid/Mid Stack Available in Black, Chrome, or Gold Finish Description The Mid Sweep 01 is a stand-alone mid control which can be used on its own or cascaded in conjunction with other...
  17. John East MMSR 1-Pickup 3-Knob 2-Band Vol - Treb - Bass

    $175.00 - $185.00
    Control plate not included. The BTB-MMSR 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 Available in Black, Chrome, or Gold Finish Description The BTB-MMSR has been designed with characteristics very similar to the original MM Stingray?...
  18. 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...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. Glockenklang 2-Pickup 4-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb - Bass

    $160.00
    2-Band: 2-Pickup, 4-Knob VPP A/P - Bl - Treb - Bass
    Control Configuration Volume Active/Passive Push/Pull Blend Treble(Tone Roll-Off in Passive Mode) Bass Description Recommended for use in Rock, Jazz, Solo, Reggae applications. Tight...
  24. 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...
  25. Glockenklang 2-Pickup 3-Knob 2-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack

    $160.00
    2-Band: 2-Pickup, 3-Knob VPP A/P - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack
    Control Configuration Volume Active/Passive Push/Pull Blend Treble/Bass Stack Description Recommended for use in Rock, Jazz, Solo, Reggae applications. Tight low-end that is focused and warm.Due...
  26. EMG VMC Variable Mid Control

    $99.00
    1-Band: 1 Knob Mid/Mid Stack
    Control Configuration Mid/Mid Stack The VMC (Variable-Mid-Control) is perfect for dialing in just the tone you want. Using the cut to reduce the mids gives you that classic full bottom end with a snappy high end. By boosting...
  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 BTC Control 1 or 2-Pickup 1-Knob 2-Band Treb/Bass Stack

    $99.00
    2-Band: 1-Knob Treb/Bass
    Control Configuration Treble/Bass Stack Why not equip your bass with the most widely used EQ System in the world? With the BTC you’ll get a bass and treble equalizer on a concentric (stacked) pot that will work with any...
  30. EMG BTS Control 1 or 2-Pickup 2-Knob 2-Band Treb - Bass

    $99.00
    2-Band: 2-Knob Treb - Bass
    Control Configuration Treble Bass The BTS Control 2-band equalizer is similar to the BTC Control, except with the BTS you'll get separate controls for the bass and treble. Often preferred for their less selective,...
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