Audere Preamps

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Re: Audere Preamps

Postby harleyyy » Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:02 pm

hmagman wrote:Just got the new preamp in the mail today... [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif]

Where is Gil when you need him...


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Re: Audere Preamps

Postby jshilgebass » Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:06 pm

harleyyy wrote:
hmagman wrote:Just got the new preamp in the mail today... [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif]

Where is Gil when you need him...


What's it going into?


Yeah Harry...that was my question, too.

Are you gonna do the install yourself, or is Gil gonna lend a helping hand? I'm starting to get more interested in these preamps myself.


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Re: Audere Preamps

Postby hmagman » Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:09 pm

I'm going to install the pre in my black USA Jazz with a P-neck...I'm looking for a black control plate to use. Should be somewhere in my parts box. [smilie=smilie_kopf.gif] I'll try to install it this weekend since it's raining in SoCal. Install completed. Decided against the black control plate...

Initial impressions: Very good. Based on the Audere website:

"Flip the switch while playing to get the best sound for your performance:

• High Z-Mode is the sound you'd get when pickup(s) are directly connected to the input of a tube amp, i.e. no tone or volume controls. This very high impedance load produces a bright, lively and aggressive sound.
• Mid Z-Mode is the traditional and most popular active bass sound, offering solid bass line support.
• Low Z-Mode is a new sound for the Bass. Deep and driving with unusually low noise and distortion levels."

The above is basically true. New concept for me, but you get a very useful starting point tone before you even dial up the EQ. I'm going to give it some runtime and get back to all.

Those interested should check out their website. There is also a Bass Player mag video linked so you can check it out demo'd.
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Re: Audere Preamps

Postby hmagman » Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:52 am

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Re: Audere Preamps

Postby JZumbro » Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:31 am

Awesome! I just put an Audere in my 44-01 with US Barts and it really came alive. Best sounding bass I have now. The second best would be my Audere equipped JO4. Great preamps.
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Re: Audere Preamps

Postby hmagman » Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:40 am

I'm pretty impressed with the Audere in the Jazz...the High Z, Mid Z and Low Z concept opens up many possibilities. [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif] Thinking of installing one of these preamps in a P/J or soap bar equiped bass.
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Re: Audere Preamps

Postby mozarwasagenius » Fri May 06, 2011 11:39 pm

My G&L L2500 USA fretless came to me used with an Audere 3ZB preamp.

I think it is a fantastic preamp. Low noise, high headroom (even with 9V), great frequency center points for the tone controls, smooth pots, center detents and just overall well built. The president is very accessible for questions. The only thing I'm not crazy about is the "Z" modes. I just leave it in mid Z mode. The Low Z and High Z modes are hissy for me and not that useful.

Previously I thought Bartolini NTMB preamps were the ultimate in terms of pristine sound quality. Now I'll add Audere to the list of superb preamps.
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Re: Audere Preamps

Postby Golem » Wed May 18, 2011 2:01 pm

hmagman wrote:I'm pretty impressed with the Audere in the Jazz...the High Z, Mid Z and Low Z
concept opens up many possibilities. [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif]

Thinking of installing one of these preamps in a P/J or soap bar equiped bass.


Mine is in Single-MM config .... works great. Ax is built by
Fretless Bill [Bill Roberts] for his personal taste/use .... but
then he sold it to me. The PU is located even closer to the
bridge than a typical MM-type, and it's a "no-name" PU, but
the Audere [and some hollow chambering] brings the thing
to life ..... that and the purpleheart blank plank and TIJFs !


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