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  1. Top Seller
    Ampeg SCR-DI Bass DI Preamp with Scrambler Overdrive
    Your Price $249.99
    Open Box:
    $219.99
  2. Top Seller
    Tech 21 Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp
    Your Price $369.00
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    Tech 21 Sansamp RBI Rackmount Bass Tube Amp Emulator
    Your Price $329.00
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    Radial Engineering Bassbone V2 Bass Preamp and DI Box
    Your Price $289.99
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    Markbass Casa Michael League Signature 500W Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $499.99
    or $21/month*
    for 24 months
    Was Price $799.00
  6. Aguilar OBP-3SK Onboard Bass Preamp
    Your Price $154.00
  7. Aguilar OBP-3TK/PP Onboard Bass Preamp
    Your Price $159.00
  8. Aguilar OBP-3TK On Board Bass Preamp
    Your Price $154.00
  9. Radial Engineering Bassbone OD Bass Preamp With Overdrive
    Your Price $349.99
    Open Box:
    $325.49
  10. Phil Jones Bass Bass Buddy Multi-Function Preamp
    Your Price $459.99
    or $20/month*
    for 24 months
  11. Aguilar OBP-2TK On Board Bass Preamp
    Your Price $129.00
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    Markbass MoMark EQ44S-HE Bass EQ Module
    Your Price $189.99
    Open Box:
    $167.19
  13. Aguilar OBP-3SK/PP Onboard Bass Preamp
    Your Price $159.00
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    Eden WTDI World Tour Direct Box/Preamp
    Your Price $149.99
    Open Box:
    $131.99
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    Eden Glowplug Bass Tube Warmer Effects Pedal
    Your Price $199.99
  16. Open Box
    Markbass MoMark T1M Bass Preamp Module
    Your Price $52.79
    Open Box:
    $52.79
  17. Open Box
    Isp Technologies Beta Bass Preamplifier
    Your Price $523.60
    Open Box:
    $523.60
  18. Open Box
    Markbass MoMark EQ0 Bass EQ Module
    Your Price $46.49
    Open Box:
    $46.49
  19. Aguilar DB659 Bass Preamp
    Your Price $699.99
    Great Condition
    Grand Rapids, MI
  20. Tech 21 Sansamp RBI Bass Tube Emulator Bass Preamp
    Your Price $199.99
    Great Condition
    Buffalo, NY
  21. Tech 21 Sansamp Character Series VT Bass Bass Preamp
    Your Price $349.99
    Great Condition
    South Bend, IN
  22. DEMETER Vtbp-201 Tube Bass Preamp
    Your Price $399.99
    Great Condition
    Ocean, NJ
  23. Eden WP100 Navigator Tube Bass Preamp
    Your Price $419.99
    Great Condition
    Westlake Village, CA
  24. EBS MicroBass II Bass Preamp
    Your Price $199.99
    Great Condition
    Naperville, IL
  25. Fishman Pro EQ Bass Bass Preamp
    Your Price $69.99
    Good Condition
    Arvada, CO
  26. Eden 1999 WT-400 Traveler Bass Power Amp
    Your Price $279.99
    Good Condition
    Harrisburg, PA
  27. BBE BMAX Bass Preamp
    Your Price $139.99
    Good Condition
    Youngstown, OH
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    DEMETER HBP1 Tube Bass Preamp
    Your Price $449.99
    Good Condition
    Rockville, MD
  29. Used K And K Sound Pure Preamp Bass Preamp
    Your Price $44.99
    Good Condition
    Asheville, NC
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There was a time when the preamp was simply considered part of the amplifier head and little more, but that time ended with the expansion of electronic hardware for the studio—not to mention a little thing called 'funk' in the 1970s. When this genre exploded in popularity, it brought the idea of an external bass preamp to the forefront for high-gain sounds that have been making an impact ever since. In today's music scene, bass preamps are used for a wide variety of musical styles. Whether they're connected in-line with an amplifier for a stacked effect or used with a mixer in the studio where power amps and speakers aren't needed, preamps are great pieces of equipment to have. The smallest and simplest bass preamps you'll find are the onboard models. These compact devices are made to fit comfortably inside the control cavity of your electric bass, giving the signal a boost of amplification and tone before it even leaves the instrument. With one of these little preamps installed, you can get the cutting tone of active pickups without having to give up your favorite passives.

Turn on the onboard preamp when you want the added power, or bypass it to maintain the vintage passive sound. Bass preamps also come in pedal form, giving you yet another layer of control as the signal travels from your bass toward the final amp. With a preamp pedal, you gain the benefit of foot control, allowing you to change up your sound onstage with a simple stomp. Many of the bass preamp options give a nod to the studio recording artist. These include the tube amp emulator from Tech 21, which makes it possible to get the rich warmth of tubes even in a studio setting without a traditional amp. There are also a slew of preamp modules and master modules by Markbass to connect the guitar directly to your mixer without losing the benefits of a preamp. Whether you're playing on stage or in the studio, there are definite perks to incorporating a bass preamp into your setup. Not only can it help you boost the power and character of your tone, it can also provide the advantages of a preamp in situations where the other components of a traditional amp stack don't quite fit.

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