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Fishman Pro-EQ Platinum Bass Preamp  

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  • Fishman

    Breathe new life into your electric or standup bass!

    Designed to plug in between your axe and amp, the Fishman Pro-EQ Bass Preamp provides feedback control, photo-optic compression, 5 bands of EQ, and XLR direct out with ground lift, and tuner/send output. 3 midrange bands plus bass and treble are optimized for the electric or upright bass and easily dial out runaway frequencies. The bass slider's range is 30-275Hz which lets you precisely tweak G-string tone. Feedback can also be controlled with Depth and Phase switches. Ergonomically shaped with rubber feet to keep the unit from wandering. Operates on 9V battery or optional AC adapter.

    Features

    • Outputs: Main, XLR main, Tuner/Send
    • 5-band EQ
    • Depth control
    • Compressor

    Order today and get ready to reap some huge sonic dividends!

     
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    FishmanPro-EQ Platinum Bass Preamp
     
    4.6

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Functional (4)
    • Good quality (4)
    • Improves sound (4)

    Cons

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        4.0

        VERY HELPFUL

        By Nick

        from Eastern WA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Upright Bass

        Cons

        • Limited Eq

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Small Gig

        Comments about Fishman Pro-EQ Platinum Bass Preamp:

        I was having a major problem with feedback when using my upright bass with an amp. After some research I had to choose (for financial reasons) between a feedback destroyer and this unit. I chose this (obviously). After playing around with it, I was able to deal significantly with the feedback (though not completely), to increase my volume and to improve my sound quality.
        The phase switch makes a big difference to start with. The EQ enables me to shape the sound to remove the offending frequencies. Of course, this involves reducing the very frequencies you want in a bass doesn't it? Well, yes and no. I've actually improved the sound of my bass and I'm quite pleased. I also managed to delete the high frequencies and thereby delete the hiss from my amp and some of the unwanted squeak and scratch sounds from the bass. I only wish there were more bands of EQ.
        The compression adds a little to sound quality, if used in moderation.
        I also discovered that the strings behind my bridge were vibrating even when I wasn't playing, and even when I held the playing part of the strings, adding to the feedback, so I'm padding that area with cloth until I can figure out something a little less ugly.
        This unit is worth having. It may not be a suitable improvement for large halls, I don't know yet, but it's very helpful for small gigs.
        All in all I've achieved what I wanted and a bit more on top.

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        4.0

        Good Preamp for Fishman BP-100

        By Frank Sanchez

        from Colorado, USA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Eq Compression And Di
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Good tone
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

        • Power Adapter Seperate

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fishman Pro-EQ Platinum Bass Preamp:

          I bought a thin body Knilling Jazz Bass with Fishman BP-100 pickups in 1999 and never bought the preamp for it. I wasted my time fooling around with various boxes for EQ and compression and finally bought this unit. It made a huge difference in the tone and am very happy with it.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice!!!

          By Billy Von Earl

          from your Mom's house

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fishman Pro-EQ Platinum Bass Preamp:

              A definite part of my set up for upright bass, able to tweak it where I can get a legitimate upright sound w/o sounding muddy/mid-rangy or getting feedback issues, also.... good to use for slab bass, when I need to cut thru w/o jackin' up the volume

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              talkin' tone

              By Popscleff

              from Hayward CA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Has Good Power

              Cons

              • No Tuner

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing
              • With Piezo Pickup

              Comments about Fishman Pro-EQ Platinum Bass Preamp:

              I bought this to use with my Kala U-Bass rig. I needed something to boost the signal from the passive pickup, and I wanted something that would shape the sound somewhat without it sounding unnatural or tweaked. It is working very well and has quite a bit of dynamic tone. The controls are simple and straightforward. I particularly like the "hi mid" feature that reduces the sounds of fingers and squeaking, if you want that. The only thing is I had to buy a separate tuner to go with it, because the Kala Ubass needs to be tuned every few songs. Other than that plug it and chug it!

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excelllent electronic gear

              By RMM

              from Northwest Arkansas

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Great Power And Sound
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fishman Pro-EQ Platinum Bass Preamp:

                  I bought it to improve the signal of and old electric upright bass manufactured in the 60's. I never thought the powerful this pre-amp could be. The sound I get now has nothing to envy to the most powerful (active pickup) electric bass in the market.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  works well with piezo transducers

                  By Marky B

                  from Bergenfield, N.J.

                  Comments about Fishman Pro-EQ Platinum Bass Preamp:

                  If you are using a piezo transducer this preamp allows you to get a variety of useful sounds. I use this through a headphone amp and I hear hiss if I boost the higher frequencies, but the depth control and the compressor add some nice tones to a decent quality piezo transducer. I find the color it adds to a piezo transducer to be more dramatic than when it's used with a single coil pickup.

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good Preamp

                  Comments about Fishman Pro-EQ Platinum Bass Preamp:

                  I've had this preamp about a year now, and no problems yet. I was looking to get a preamp to tweak my sound enough to sound like Tool. I didn't quite get what I wanted out of it, but I have since changed my mind about the sound I want. I bought this for the wrong reason, but it turns out I got a sound I like way better.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Sweeeeeeeeeeetttttttt

                  By Strats are good m'kay

                  from Lawrenceville, GA

                  Comments about Fishman Pro-EQ Platinum Bass Preamp:

                  This thing will bring the tone you are searching for, period. My bass sounds amazing thru my SWR workingman's 15 and everyone wants to know my secret. I tell 'em it's in the fingers... haha. It's the Fishman! Direct to tape is even better... best money spent, and I've spent a lot.

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