NOLL TCM3 2-Pickup 5-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb - Mid - Bass

SKU:BBG 6819


  • 2-pickup, 3-band, 5-knob
  • Volume (Push-Pull Active/Passive) - Blend - Treble- Midrange - Bass
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Control Configuration

2-Pickup 3-Band System

  1. Volume Push-Pull(Push-Pull Active/Passive)
  2. Blend
  3. Treble
  4. Bass
  5. Midrange

Onboard Preamp


The NOLL TCM 3 is a compact equalizer that provides easy and space-saving installation. Bass, midrange and treble controls are center-detented and allow 15dB of boost and cut with a gentle slope of 6dB per octave which results in a natural and true sound.

The TCM3 includes the Volume (Push-Pull Active/Passive), Blend control, jack, and battery clip. The Treble, Midrange, and Bass controls are prewired with high flexible cables.

Please Note:

Some soldering for Volume and blend are required. Knobs are not included.

This equalizer can be powered with a minimum 9-volt battery, or 18v to ensure more headroom and longer battery life.

The NOLL TMC 3 can be combined with either active or passive pickups.

Potentiometers have a 6mm solid shaft, while any stacked control has 4mm upper, and 6mm lower solid shafts.

Recommended For:

This preamp is recommended for a 5-knob control layouts.

Installation Depth:

  • 29 mm without battery
  • 36 mm with battery
  • Technical Specifications

    The low impedance output of the TCM 3 provides other great features. You can run a cable for up to 100 feet (30 m) without losing high frequency response.

    Input Impedance>1 MOhm
    Output Impedance<10 KOhm
    Input Sensitivitymax. 450mV @ 9V
    Output Voltagemax. 4,5V @ 9V
    S-N-Ratio96dB (1KHz/5Vss)
    Bass Control+/- 15dB @ 80Hz
    Treble Control+/- 15dB @ 4,2KHz
    Midrange Control+/- 15dB @ 400Hz
    Operating Voltage+9V (+18V optional)
    Power Consumptiontyp. 0,4mA @ 9V / 800h Batt. Life
    Dimensions25x25x15 mm

    Question: Where Can I Buy a NOLL TCM3 2-Pickup 5-Knob 3-Band Vol P/P A/P - Bl - Treb - Mid - Bas?

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


    Rate and Review this item
    Verified Buyer
    Excellent preamp
    By Chris
    I've used several Noll TCM2 preamps in basses I've either built or modified. This is my first 3-band, and it does not disappoint. Great, usable frequencies in the EQ through a broader range, and since this preamp is low impedance, you won't drive the sound tech nuts. VERY musical sounding and easy to install. I've used lots of different preamps (Bartolini, Audere, Aguilar, Nordstrand, etc.) and the Noll is just about as good as it gets
    The previous reviewer - OldBassist - said it right. Just buy it. You won't be disappointed.
    Verified Buyer
    NOLL TCM3, a great, affordable preamp
    By OldBassist
    Prewired for easy installation. Solder the two pickups and the string ground wire, and mount the unit. Done!
    Tone controls at 40Hz, 400Hz, and 4kHz, my favorite turnover frequencies.
    Very transparent: It sounds virtually the same in Active mode (with all controls centered) as it does in Passive mode.

    Just buy it! It does everything right and does nothing wrong.

    My new "go to" onboard preamp. I will buy this again. And again.