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DescriptionThe EMG VMC is and active variable mid control EQ Circuit for bass and guitar. Rotate the upper control of the stacked pot clockwise for boost, counterclockwise for cut. Leave it in the center detent position for a flat response. Rotate the frequency knob on the bottom to sweep through the mid-frequency band (from 100 Hz to 1000 Hz) for even more tonal options. The VMC can be used in combination with the EMG BT (Bass/Treble) controls as well as any of the other EMG accessories.
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Discussed in Ibanez Portamento Club in the TalkBass community
I think you can install a mid control like this: John East - Mid Sweep - Best Bass Gear or this VMC or something similar in addition to your preamp. Just wire the signals from the bridge volum control and the neck volum control together and connect to the mid control input. Connect the mid control output to one of the preamp ... ... more
[image] Found this schematics for the old preamp configuration. In this cofiguration a mid eq can be connected between the bridge volume control and the preamp board (the thick black line in the picture) ... more
Discussed in Looking for ideas : 1 knob active control in the TalkBass community
Yeah, this is pretty much a question tailor made for "choose your favorite modular EMG product" and the BTC is a good choice. Or the EXB, which gives you bass and treble boost plus mid cut all in a single knob: EXB Or the VMC which gives you a variable frequency mid control in a stacked pot: VMC Or dip into their guitar ... ... more
Discussed in An unusual idea for a Preamp in the TalkBass community
That's a great idea, one that's been mentioned by others, and one that's actually easy to implement. All you need is to insert an active mid control into the normal passive circuit, just before the output jack. Something like the EMG VMC or the John East Mid Sweep , both of which are top quality and compact. All you need ... ... more
Discussed in Sweepable Mids in the TalkBass community
You could always daisy-chain two of the available dedicated mid units, or add one to an existing three-band preamp. For example, output of an EMG BQC into an EMG VMC. Or output of a John East Uni-Pre into a John East Mid Sweep 01. ... more
Sounds very intriguing. Not one of my skill sets but I know a guy. Thanks very much! I've wanted to try this for quite a while ... more
Wouldn't chaining the mid sweep module after the uni-pre would make the passive mode unusable? ... more
Just looked at all the components you listed. Does "can be added to existing" systems mean I can just replace the mid controls of an existing preamp? If so I am thrilled. I had no clue that modular components existed. ... more
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