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We're pleased to announce our latest universal bass preamp. The UNI-PRE is designed to fit virtually any bass with rear cavity electronics. It is available in 3, 4 or 5 knob configurations as either 2 or 3 band EQ. Although it is designed as a complete system, the Volume/ Blend and EQ modules are also available individually for stand-alone use.


  Click here to view a 2 page flyer about the UNI-PRE.


  Click here to view UNI-PRE / U-RETRO Comparison (3 pages)


What Players Say About the UNI-PRE

We've always been fortunate to work with some superb players and love to hear their comments, especially as we continue to develop new products.

So, big thanks go out to Dave Swift and Randy Hope Taylor who have been putting this new preamp through it's paces in a wide variety live and studio environments.

We had a wonderful afternoon with Randy Hope-Taylor visiting our workshop recently. In between lots of stories and laughs he tried every combination of pickups and settings between his Music Man SR5 20th Anniversary and the UNI-PRE in his quest to find that 'dangerous bass sound' as he put it ... the Rottweiler!

Randy Hope-Taylor is best-known for his work with Incognito and Jeff Beck. His impressive list of credits also includes Jamiroquai, D’Angelo, Chaka Khan, Al Green, Terence Trent D’Arby, Mica Paris, Jonathan Butler, Phillip Bailey, Brian Kennedy, Damage, R. Kelly, Urban Species, Mica Paris, Jocelyn Brown, Heaven 17, Five Star, Aha, Matt Bianco, Womack and Womack, Mavis Staples and the Jonathan Ross House Band.

"I've been using the bass mainly for live shows, it's great! This preamp will be the next Prime Minister and speak on behalf of all preamp citizens out there!" 

  That 'dangerous bass sound' as Randy put it ... the Rottweiler!

You can watch some of Randy's visit to East UK HQ in a short behind-the-scenes clip below. 



Dave Swift has been the bassist for Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra since 1991. During this time he has played with hundreds of the world’s biggest names in music including Al Jarreau, George Benson, Chaka Khan, Eric Clapton, Paul Weller, BB King and hundreds of others.

"At the beginning, I was just having P Retro's fitting to my Fender P basses, and then I acquired a Citron hollow bodied bass. I quickly discovered that I needed more control over the low end and also be able to pick the sweet spot mid range frequency I craved, so I asked John for his help. He removed the stock  preamp and put in his new UNI. This was a Game Changer!  John's newly fitted preamp was exactly what I'd been looking for and did all the things I required from it, and more!"

Watch Dave Swift chatting with John East about his career, basses and UNI-PRE preamps at East Tone HQ



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