Nordstrand Preamps Exclusively at Bass Direct - 2 and 3 band EQ, active/passive switching for bass guitar, Bass, Treble, Mid, Passive tone, Volume, Pan controls.


We do not keep all of these in stock, please contact us to make an order - there is a 4 - 8 week wait on orders.

2B - Two band preamp price list;

  1. 1)2B 2 band bass preamp with 2 eq pots           (2 knobs)                                     £130

  2. 2)2B+ - 2 band boost only circuit                                                                            £100

  3. 3)2B-3a volume (pull passive), bass and treble   (4 knobs)                                    £160

  4. 4)2B-4a volume (pull passive), volume, bass, treble (4 knobs)                              £165

  5. 5)2B-4b volume (pull passive), blend, bass and treble   (4 knobs)                         £165

  6. 6)2B-3b volume (pull passive), blend, stacked bass and treble   (3 knobs)            £165

  7. 7)2B-4c volume (pull passive), blend, tone, stacked bass and treble (4 knobs)     £165

3B - Three band preamp price list;

  1. 1)3B        treble/mid/bass     £160

  2. 2)3B-5b   volume (pull passive), blend, tone, push/pull frequency select on mid, bass/treble stack               £195

  3. 3)3B-5a   volume (pull passive), blend, treble, push/pull frequency select on mid and bass                           £195

  4. 4)3B-4a   volume/volume stack, tone ( pull passive), mid (push/pull frequency select), bass/treble stack      £180

  5. 5)3B-4b   volume/tone stack, blend, pull passive), mid (push/pull frequency select), bass/treble stack          £180

  6. 6)3B-3     volume (pull passive), mid (push/pull frequency select), bass/treble stack                                     £145

3 band preamp specifications

  1. 1Treble: +/- 12 dB@4KHz

  2. 2Mid: +/-12 dB@1K (mid freq selector toggles between 1kHz and 400Hz)

  3. 3Bass: +/- 12 dB@50Hz

**The 2 band preamp does not come with mid EQ control.

3 band preamp specifications

  1. 1Treble: +/- 12 dB@4KHz

  2. 2Bass: +/- 12 dB@50Hz

**The 2 band preamp does not come with mid EQ control.

Technical Data:

Overall Gain is +/- 15db by a trim pot on the circuit board

Battery life is estimated near 180 hours for an alkaline 9V. Adding an additional battery to make it 18V will give more headroom and longer battery life.

Unit comes pre-wired or unwired. Potentiometers, jack and battery clips are included. Knobs are not included.

  1. Preamp wiring instructions Prewired_installation_instructions.pdf

We offer a full fitting service including routing for new/change of pickups, more information HERE.

Hi Mark


I  have finally got my Nordstrand preamp up and working, and it is amazing.

Terrific output, crystal clear sound all the way down, no noise.

My bass sounds awesome..


Thank You – please send Nordstrand my compliment


Kind regards




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Nordstrand pickups have been making waves in the bass world for several years now and to perfectly compliment these Carey Nordstrand has designed a superb preamp. The new Nordstrand preamps are available with the exact same control configurations as the original, but have a smaller size module for better space savings in your control cavity.

The new modules are epoxy sealed to provide protection to the critical components.

All configurations include preamp module, standard jack, battery clip and the pots listed with the configuration.

2B-3b volume (pull passive), blend, stacked B T              £165

2B-4b vol (p/p a/p), blend, B + T                                       £145  out of stock

2B-4c vol (p/p a/p), blend, tone, stacked B + T                 £145

2B-MM vol, T + B, Musicman © replica (3 knobs)             £140

3B-4b   vol/tone stack, blend, (p/p a/p), mid (p/p freq), b/t stack  £160

3B-5a   vol (p/p a/p), blend, T, mid (p/p freq) and B           £170

3B-5b   vol (p/p a/p), blend, tone, mid (p/p freq), b/t stack  out of stock

3B   mid, bass, treble                                                          £140

For orders outside the please UK ADD + £5 EU shipping


Tel: 01926 886433