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Cort Jeff Berlin Rithimic low output ?

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Hi,

Bought one of these recently and really like it. Offer's something different from my other instruments. 

My only issue is that the output is crazy low, even for a passive. Any advice other than fitting a preamp ? Want to keep it passive. Cheers.

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I’d use any footswitchable boost/preamp pedal of choice, if otherwise there’s no other complaints with sound.

Then, when you plug-in the Jeff Berlin you can potentially switch it on to keep the volume the same as any other instruments you’re using at the time.

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The only thing you can really do if you want to truly keep your input stage passive is get a more powerful amp. A clean boost/preamp/equalizer pedal will help with output but will also add hiss and may affect your tone just like an active preamp would. Essentially they are nothing more than active preamps, but in a pedal rather than onboard your bass.  If you don't want to get a more powerful amp then I would look into fitting a Bartolini preamp to the bass. As active preamps go, they are very quiet (although not as quiet as passive electronics) and they complement the tone of Bartolini pickups very well. They also have an active/passive switch which you could use if you DI the bass to keep it passive. 

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Thanks for the input guys.

TBH, it's not a problem. Was just curious if it's normal for this model, which it is. Just up the gain on my amp and it's fine.

Cheers.

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