Nightwalker Bass Tube Preamp or another suggestion?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by duderus, Jan 15, 2013.


  1. duderus

    duderus

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    Hello All,

    I love my epifani ul502 and love the channel switching. however, it isn't the same as my vintage tube amp. Yet, i feel like I am missing something there as well.

    Has anyone tried a tube pedal effect or something like the nightwalker to give yourself that vintage boost in tone? Recommendations?
    Would I be better plugging something like this in the effects loop? I would think before the amp with the OD selector.

    thank u!
  2. willbassyeah

    willbassyeah

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    Dha makes tube preamp for bass, verellen meatsmoke had gotten lots of love here, Julie amp Monique, Carl martin bass drive and ebs valve drive are the other alternatives. you can go solid state with vt bass and bddi by tech 21
  3. Jens Busck

    Jens Busck

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    Haven't tried other tube bass pedals, but EBS Valvedrive is excellent for the purpose. A low gain setting and a Tung Sol reissue makes it glow. I'd say go between bass and amp.
  4. duderus

    duderus

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    Any more ideas? Bump
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  6. sprag

    sprag

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    have the ebs and the DHA vt2. DHA hands down winner for me.
    They are both great just different and I won't be getting rid of either.
    I've seen some love for the bottle rocket in a few posts but never heard one myself
  7. tink9975

    tink9975 Supporting Member

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    I've used the Effectrode PC-2A to warm up SS amps. Did a great job for me when I needed a more old-school tone.
  8. duderus

    duderus

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    Have u tried others?
  9. scotch

    scotch Will play bass for fish tacos. Plus cash. Supporting Member

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    A big +1! I
    I've been using a Valve Drive for years now & it's indispensable to me for adding just a touch of grit and warmth! Tung Sol reissue tube all the way for a really Neve-like pleasant high end!
  10. duderus

    duderus

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    Does the tung sol reissue come with it?
  11. scotch

    scotch Will play bass for fish tacos. Plus cash. Supporting Member

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    Nope.

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