Developed by Best Bass Gear's own Rob Giovannetti, the Vannetti V2B 2-Band is a unique offering in the world of onboard preamps. Inspired by the classic active electronics of the late 1970s, the V2B has been designed not to be "transparent," but to color your sound in a definitive and musical way.
Unlike other preamps, the Vannetti V2B can't be classified as a 3-band, but neither is it a true 2-band. Using our exclusive Dual Presence Filter™, players are able to switch the character of their high end between an aggressive, wide-band hi-mid control and a smoother, yet punchy, traditional treble response; all at the flick (or pull) of a switch! Combine the Dual Presence Filter with a bass control designed to add depth without becoming muddy or boomy, and the V2B will let you cut, thump, and punch through the mix while still holding the groove.
Available exclusively though Best Bass Gear, and offered in over three dozen pre-wired configurations, every Vannetti V2B is hand-built and -wired in Rob's suburban-Chicago workshop. Order yours today to discover why Color is Musical™!
- Bass: +/-12dB @ 67Hz
- Switchable Dual Presence Filter:
- +/-16dB @ 2.8kHz or +/-14dB @ 6.3kHz
Input Gain: +0-15dB
Overall Dimensions: 1.68" x 1.0" x 0.5"
Optimized for 9v operation; 18v yields no additional benefits
Vannetti V2B Preamp
By Kevin H from on 12/6/2017
I have an old Kawai RB865a 5 string that I picked up cheap years ago. It's an awesome instrument, but the stock pickups and preamp were pretty weak to me. The Delano single coils were a perfect fit, and so was the Vannetti preamp. The two together sound killer - as good if not better than all the boutique $3000+ 5-strings the A-list session players bring to record with [I'm an engineer with a bass problem ;) ]. And that's without running it through all my fancy DI/preamps/compressors etc that I normally would.
The Vannetti was a tight but perfect fit in the cavity, and the provided adhesive was clutch. I had to use the old jack from the Kawai since it's a funny output jack route, and widen the pot shaft holes to 3/8" from 5/16". Everything else dropped in seamlessly.
By Rich Snyder from on 12/6/2017
The upgrade has taken a good bass and pushed it into world class territory. I think it would be difficult for anyone to not like the preamp. I personally love it!