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Username: fmm

Post Number: 177
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 1:24 pm:   Edit Post

I've scraped together some $$$, and I think I'd like to buy a new pre-amp.

I'm currently running either a Furman PQ-3 (which I like OK) or a Behringer V-Amp Pro (which I hate). If I need to bi-amp, I use a Peavey CS-800 (sounds OK, but weighs a ton; crossover cans are hard to find & fragile) or a Bi-Amp crossover (noisy). I have a SF-2, but I havenít gotten the hang of using it yet, so I usually donít use it. Thereís also a couple of EQs BBE units floating around, so I donít lack for available pre-amps.

My main bass is a Series I. I havenít tried running in stereo (I have no gigs where it would matter to anyone but me, and there would be a lot of gear overhead).

I like the crossover & direct out on the F-1X, but I wonder if Iím missing out on the full Series experience by not having the two channels of the F-2B.

Or should I just look for a cheap electric upright?

As for the stupid question: Is there any difference other than the CVQ between Series I & II electronics? Can you convert a Series I to a II by replacing the 3-position switches with pots?

Thanks in advance.

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