Mike Pope Flexcore 2.2stk 2-Pickup 4-Knob 4-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack - Lo Mid/Hi Mid Stack

SKU:BBG 2010


  • 2-Pickup, 4-Knob
  • VPP A/P - Blend - Treb/Bass - Lo Mid/Hi Mid
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Control Configuration

  1. Volume Active/Passive Push/Pull
  2. Blend
  3. Treble/Bass Stack
  4. Lo Mid/Hi Mid Stack

The Mike Pope Flexcore is a 1 to 4-band preamp that is an extremely nimble and flexible preamp system capable of allowing the user to choose what control layout fits best for their bass. Originally found on high end boutique builds from Fodera these preamps are now available for use in whatever bass you the player sees fit.

These preamps require a minumum control cavity depth of 1 1/4" and are intended for use with basses already equipped with a rear control route. They can be used with either Active pickups such as EMG®, Warwick® MEC, and passive pickups such as Bartolini, Nordstrand, Delano, Aguilar, and Seymour Duncan as well.

Tonally the preamps are clean, clear, and very transparent. The circuitry in the MPP preamps is designed to help, not harm. When you set the tone shaping controls flat there is no coloration or contour of the pickup's signal. Once installed the player can dial in tones anywhere from the up front in your face slap tones to a darker “What is Hip” finger style tones, and deep and hollow rock tones to an aggressive, Rickenbacker style edge. The circuit is there to help you without interjecting it's own personality. It's there to serve your needs.

Install is very simple and fully modular. Inputs for pickup connection, and grounds for instance is handled onboard with screw terminals as opposed to requiring soldering like other preamps.

The pot shafts are solid and can use knobs with set screws for install.Standard single potentiometer's require a single 6mm knob for use, and any concentric stack will require an 8mm lower, 6mm upper knob for use.

The preamp has provisions for 2 different frequency centers for each of its bass, lo-mid, hi-mid and treble controls with the bass and treble control selectable via included jumpers in the cavity and the mid frequencies selectable via jumpers or optional switches.

Technical Specifications

  • Treble:+/- 15dB @ 6kHz or 10kHz
  • Hi Mid:+/- 15dB @ 1kHz or 1.8kHz
  • Lo Mid:+/-12dB @ 330Hz or 473Hz
  • Bass:+/- 12dB @ 46Hz or 90Hz

Question: Where Can I Buy a Mike Pope Flexcore 2.2stk 2-Pickup 4-Knob 4-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack - Lo Mid/Hi Mid Stack?

Answer: You can buy this from Best Bass Gear by Calling 877-839-3531 or Emailing us at sales@bestbassgear.com or chatting with our Bass Techs


Rate and Review this item
Verified Buyer
Wow Fantastic!
By Kent D
this thing rocks!! Very pricey but worth it. Just couldnt get the EMG soapbars in my bass to sound like I wanted. the Pope pre brought my bass back to life. Simple to install, almost no soldering (I had to replace the included jack with a switchcraft barrel side jack). everything else is super easy. Would like a bit more explanation on connecting the jumpers for EMGs (no pics, not totally clear what needs to be done). Also the BBG video where it shows how to solder to a different jack it would help if you describe which color wire goes actually goes to Tip Ring & Sleeve.

Really great preamp, and another hassle free purchase from BBG
Verified Buyer
Phenomenal Preamp!
By Chris
Fantastic upgrade.Easy Install, whisper quiet,transparent preamp. Easy to use. Lo Mid/Hi Mid is a blessing to have. Treble acts like it 'cleans' up the output. Bass, Lo Mid/Hi Mid are expressive. For a 4 control layout this is as good as it gets. Used East, and other preamps and this one is staying in the bass. Best upgrade to date!
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Bass Guy
By Mikey
I purchased this item to replace an older Bart NTNP preamp in a Keith Rosce six string SKB bass. Hands down, this is the best on board preamp I have used to date. Set my amp on flat and this thing takes care of the rest. A virtual rainbow of sound colorations at the the tip of your fingers. Also, Max and the crew here at Best Bass Gear are nothing short of "THE BEST"!!!! Highly recommended. Thanks guys, one happy customer here!!!