Raven Labs announced the release of an active preamp for the Fender Precision bass. The system can be installed easily with no modification of the control cavity or pickguard.
Great care has been taken to insure the integrity of the instruments original sound, while adding the advantages of an active circuit. These include greater tonal flexibility, hotter output signal, low output impedance, and eliminating tone changes due to the loading of the pickup by effects and DI boxes. As well, the PBR-1 will give the user a more natural, open, even and "airy" response.
The control functions remain in the traditional arrangement of Volume and Tone. The Volume can boost the signal up to two times the standard output. The Tone knob boosts the bass in one direction while slightly cutting the high end. In the opposite direction, the Tone knob boosts the treble while slightly cutting the low end response.
The electronics are powered by two lithium coin cell batteries (included), and will perform for about 300 hours under normal use. Installation is achieved by simply unsoldering and removing the old control pots and jack, then installing and soldering the new active one-piece electronic assembly.
Retail Price: $120.00