East-uk Marcus Retro 01
East-uk Marcus Retro 01

Marcus Retro 01, Inboard bass preamp from East-uk.

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Jeybass's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Butcher"

East-uk Marcus Retro 01
marcus retro preamp. 10


1 knob volume / blend mics (microphones selection)
1 knob serious +15 db 40hz / treble +12 -12 db 1k5hz 1kHz / "push pull" bright +8 db 7 kHz
1 medium knob 12 db/-12db tuning frequency 150Hz - 3kHz
1 knob "passive tone" and "push pull" active or passive mode
1 switch selection micro bridge or both.


English manual in pdf on the site, but without clear enough in English so ... 9
at the beginning it is a little lost, but after ten minutes it began to navigate and make small config its kind I rule like that for a round and I just do it and bam it slap to death ...
we get a very good sound easy because everything sounds on the other hand to get the sound you want should take a hand.


recommended for every style of music. Me personally I am very funky but I immediately picked up the knob for the reggae men when spinning the "passive tone" in active mode it acts as a high cut, it removes sharp as a measure as a filter up 'to give you the low infra ... at first you say "yeah" ca is a little but nothing actually imagine that you had to find your little one and you hear a little noise too much ropes but lower treble is not appropriate (especially to keep the eq setting that suits you for the slap) and many small hop setting and it's good, we want to sound more roots are still down the knob to further reduce acute that avoids the mount serious example and be too hard after ..

on my 4 string jazz bass marcus I finally get the sound pastoral (thanks also to crel microphones installed at the same time) easily, I get a good slap sound as the bridge pickups on the neck or both simultaneously through corrections. we get so easily (finally!) its famous hot finger and slap sounds without touching anything.

the output level of a huge gain is considerable compared to the original config of this bass, or almost no noise (a very very slight hiss with a treble funds)



I use it for one week, the next concert soon to refine my opinion. I always play on low ash body quite heavy ideal for slap but with a lack of medium. the preamp with my crel microphones brings me a vintage bass medium grain alder and improves my super slap her!

practice another feature: You can select your microphone mixture via the knob "blend micro" (like his pastoral bridge pickups 80% 20% neck) and then to switch to slap just use the microphone selector switch to "equal mix mode 'you gives a perfect mix of the two microphones ideal for slap without touching your microphones selected balance knob.

I took the option with any already installed on the pickguard, easier to install. to around € 280 it is expensive it is true, but it sounds, made in uk ... it's up to you!

I remake this choice because then I sound! and after the original pickups / electronics this bass can say FINALLY!! Low bought OCCAZ € 800 + preamp microphones: a little less than 500 € it makes us € 1,300 (the price of the new bass) it remains correct 9