Different Bass Preamps in Recording Setup

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by bass-me-up, Mar 15, 2014.


  1. bass-me-up

    bass-me-up

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    Check out my youtube videos:

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJHPfpwH2-XAfxjqUiPttfwYSjS2vqxDW&feature=c4-feed-u

    Compare different bass preamps in a recording setup. This is not about which preamp is better than the other. In my opinion they are all great and have their own strengths and weaknesses.

    Gear used: Modulus Graphite Quantum 5, Canare Wire Instrument Cable, M-Audio Fast Track Pro, Logic Pro X, Tegeler Audio Manufaktur, EBS Micro Bass, Tech 21 VT Bass Deluxe.

    Comments welcome :)
  2. Ukiah Bass

    Ukiah Bass Supporting Member

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    Hard to respond to your "test" as these basslines are all played in a vacuum. As you say, "they all have their own strengths and weaknesses." What really matters is how they sound in context of a particular song's requirements. Even that is a matter of opinion.
  3. bass-me-up

    bass-me-up

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    that's true ukiah.

    it always depends on which works best in each individual song. but it helped me learn more about the basic sound of each preamp.
  4. sadowskyguy

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    Good work, bass-me-up. I love this kind of thing! This must have taken quite a bit of time to complete!
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