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#1809770 - 09/13/07 09:49 AM John East Jazz Bass Preamps - any thoughts?
MongoN1 Offline
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I recently stumbled upon the John East website and would love some feedback on his onboard jazz bass preamp.
Any good, do they live up to the hype?
Thanks, your pal Mongo.
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#1809980 - 09/13/07 02:16 PM Re: John East Jazz Bass Preamps - any thoughts? [Re: MongoN1]
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Never played one, but damned impessed by what I read.

G.
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#1810007 - 09/13/07 02:32 PM Re: John East Jazz Bass Preamps - any thoughts? [Re: The Geoff]
MongoN1 Offline
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Yeah, it soundz like having an SSL channel strip on board.
I'm gonna wait it out before I drop the $350.00 or so.
I Figure somthing like that preamp and some good pickups ought to make my jazz sound a little less mexican.eh?
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#1810090 - 09/13/07 05:03 PM Re: John East Jazz Bass Preamps - any thoughts? [Re: MongoN1]
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I had a U-Retro in a parts bass with Duncan Bassline p'ups. I don't care for Basslines, but the U-Retro made them sound decent. Not decent enough to keep, but that wasn't the U-Retro's fault.
Pre's are so dependent on personal preference (what works for me, might not work for you...)

I prefer Barts and Aggie OBP1 Pre's. Simpler is better, the less knobs the better; and, ya know, there's that 'old and cranky' thing goin' on.

Would love to try the Audere Pre, tho...

Jim
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#1810203 - 09/13/07 07:49 PM Re: John East Jazz Bass Preamps - any thoughts? [Re: JBFLA]
MongoN1 Offline
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Thanks for the input my friend.
I was thinking Bill Lawrence pickups but he is known for Guitars more than bass.
So many choices. So many choices.

Just got in from rehearsal and my drummer just got a Zen Drum controller it sounded killer and went very well.
Mongo signing out.
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#1810266 - 09/14/07 01:30 AM Re: John East Jazz Bass Preamps - any thoughts? [Re: MongoN1]
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I have the Audere and only found out about these later. They look on paper very similar, I have no idea about the sound.

Davo
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