Avalon u5

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by peteswanson91, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Has anyone used this between pick up and amp?? I know Marc johnson uses it, but haven't read anything on this in here
  2. tappingtrance

    tappingtrance Cooke Harvey Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2005
    I have used it to record and it was a really beautiful sound. Never used it live.
  3. joelb79

    joelb79 Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    I used one as a preamp to a Stewart World 1.2 once. Not a bad rig; could use some color and compression but it was certainly loud and allowed me to power my own monitor in a pinch along with my bass cabinet. Mind you my suggestions come from the fact I used it for electric bass; but for DB it would be awesome. It sounded very true to whatever was plugged into it; even acoustic guitar.
  4. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    I've only used it for recording as well, but it can take your garden variety pickups (( I.E. the Underwood and Realist) and significantly enhance and improve their timber. There are other ways to accomplish this however, the Headway EDB-2, Acoustic Box Live, and Flex Preamp are examples that are better suited to live performance. IMHO.

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  6. Jeremy Darrow

    Jeremy Darrow

    Apr 6, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Genz-Benz Amplifiers, Fishman Transducers
    I used one live for a short time. I liked it, but it doesn't allow you to make any adjustments beyond the existing EQ settings. In my opinion, that makes it a good option for the studio, not for the stage.