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43 minutes ago, Lfalex v1.1 said:

Hmmmmm....

What's next?

Seems like an EDC700 or better still, a 705 is in order to complete the Ergodyne set. The EDA's performance is tempting me to try and obtain another and have it de-fretted or have a new 'board made. I note with interest that the Afirma has a separate (stacked) Bass and Treble pot for the Magnetic Pickup. Perhaps that's a sensible alteration... But I think the piezo bass bass control should stay on the back.  It's safer there!

For me its gonna be SR5000 if one pops up at decent price 

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Been trying to get my ahead around the Ibby pre-amp centre frequencies and looking at the manual they provide this.

The mid centre freq curves follow the stated centre EQ frequencies as suggested.

The treble curve seems to peak at around 8.5kHz and reasonable to treat that as the treble centre EQ

The bass EQ seems a little harder to fathom, but seems to me to that there is little meaningful boost or cut above/below around 80Hz and that represents a shelf rather than a centre f (if I've got my terminology correct).

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I suspect the diagrams are just there for marketing reasons. I see no reason why the treble would be anything other than a treble shelf, as to do anything different would require additional componants for no useful reasons. So it is a treble and bass control with a parametric middle control.

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So this happened

Mate took out the active preamp as it was fried.

Sounds ok, not a lot different to the barts to be honest. Probably needs new strings. Might get a new preamp or maybe just a B3K on the cheap. Jury's out but they look pretty.

 

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15 minutes ago, horrorshowbass said:

I'll keep at it woody

Well, if you don't notice it, that is probably good because basses with the bart pickups on are much cheaper, so you can save a bit!

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@horrorshowbass Interesting... when you say the new big singles run passive are not a lot different sounding to the reverse split coil Mk1 Barts, Is that with Barts also run passive (after the pre failed) or as you remember em when the pre was working?

If you tried the Mk1 Barts passive - did they sound the same as with the preamp but with the BMT set centered?

And the Blend may effect the pickups different when passive.

OE is a AC taper, so half and half when centered... I have swapped mine for a MN taper so both full when centered.

Don't suppose you have one of the small knobs going spare? or are you hanging on to em in case you get a replacement pre?

 

 

 

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@PaulThePlug hi mate it was as I remember the barts with the active preamp.

It does sound great through the driven clean channel on my Zoom.

Its early days, I recently got a ray34 that was dead as a doornail, new strings and it sounded exactly like a ray should.

I'll check this evening re knobs. 

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9 hours ago, PaulThePlug said:

@horrorshowbass Interesting... when you say the new big singles run passive are not a lot different sounding to the reverse split coil Mk1 Barts, Is that with Barts also run passive (after the pre failed) or as you remember em when the pre was working?

If you tried the Mk1 Barts passive - did they sound the same as with the preamp but with the BMT set centered?

And the Blend may effect the pickups different when passive.

Apart from the experience here, which is as i mentioned unusual, as i have never heard the Mk1 barts to even be in the same ballpark as the big singles (and I have had a few of both), with a good lead and a high input amp, it should sound no different to a preamp (run flat). Also the blend control is wired before the preamp, so again should be no difference passive or active.

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Don't think I ever posted a picture of my main Ibanez Mikro Bass here after I transplanted the outstanding neck from my old 2010 production GSRM20 Mikro Bass to the mahogany body of my newer 2017 production GSRM20B in Weathered Black finish, so here it is (also swapped the side mounted barrel type jack output socket to a front mounted regular one, as I got the 1 P pickup I have installed wired directly to the output jack socket, and as such the knobs are only there for strictly cosmetic reasons. Also swapped the Model P pickup on this picture out for an EMG Geezer Butler P pickup since the photo was shot) :

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