Preamp pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by mjmeche, Mar 10, 2014.


  1. mjmeche

    mjmeche Supporting Member

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    To drive a power amp. Have an Eden WTDI it couldn't do it. Have a Prolite 3 DSP
  2. VeganThump

    VeganThump Supporting Member

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    I'm pretty sure a Darkglass B7K or Vintage Deluxe can drive a power amp.
  3. CElton

    CElton Supporting Member

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    Aguilar Tone Hammer.
  4. johnpbass

    johnpbass

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    I'm really surprised that the WTDI can't drive that amp adequately. I use mine with a Peavey IPR1600 and I have had great results - plenty of signal.
    The Aguilar Tone Hammer would be a nice option though.
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  6. crapusername

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    Any of the tech 21 character pedals will do it.
  7. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Supporting Member

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    Yes, this is good.

    These are "the best" IMO.

    These are good choices too.

    There is tons out there to pick from. Do some research on the ones given here. All the ones named above will be more than adequate if not great for your purpose. Just depends on what type of tones/sounds youre going for.
  8. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

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    The WTDI will do it if you don't mind some clipping (drive). It might not do the job with a completely clean signal.
  9. BFunk

    BFunk Gold Supporting Member

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    I use a rack para eq between the preamp pedal and the power amp. It is good for extra gain I may need and fixing any room issues. I am using a Verellen Meatsmoke preamp.
  10. mjmeche

    mjmeche Supporting Member

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    It was farting out but it also did it on my powered Carvin LM15A too!
  11. SolarMan

    SolarMan Supporting Member

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    Someone on here uses a Hartke Bass Attack preamp pedal to drive a Crown power amp with much success.
  12. johnpbass

    johnpbass

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    Where do you have the gain set mj? I can't run mine past 9-10 o'clock without it sounding bad. I still have plenty of signal though at that setting.
  13. mjmeche

    mjmeche Supporting Member

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    Yeah, anything past 10 gets ratty! I need clean
  14. PilbaraBass

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    zoom B3 can do it... (find the post that specifically addresses this).
  15. Kael

    Kael

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    Tech 21 paradriver. It works and I prefer it over the SABDDI. The paradriver doesn't have the built in mid scoop plus it has far more flexible EQ options. Maybe not the greatest thing since sliced bread, but I've yet to find anything that makes me want to replace it.
  16. pbass6811

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    RMI Basswitch will drive just about any power amp, and it'll be clean.

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