Originally Posted by Gonzo476
After trying to purchase a vintage Trace preamp (seller decided he wanted to keep it) I've decided I'm going to start saving for one of the new heads. In this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_luwizM3XM
the guy from Trace mentions that the heads have a tube between the output and the power section (?) that really warms up the tone. I tried contacting Trace to see if all of their heads have this feature, but I've received no answer. Does anyone know if all the new amps share this feature or if it is exclusive of the 12 band range?
All Trace Elliot pre amps I ever remember had a 12ax7 tube the the pre amp. The bloke that designed the trace pre also designed the ashdown
Pre amp, which I like a bit more than my old SMX, it's simpler to use
once you get the designers idea, a good warm tone can be got on the EVO 15" combo I have as a bed side table.
But for me the Trace Elliot amps that were totally amazing were the V range most notably the almighty V8. Ooohyes that's gota bit more tubeage than one in the pre amp, it's got 8 KT88's in the power amp. Be afraid, be very afraid.