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Using the LMII as preamp?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by AlexanderB, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. AlexanderB

    AlexanderB

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    Is anyone here running the MarkBass LMII as a preamp with a power amp in some kind of "permanent" setup?
    I have tried it a couple of times and it sounds great but I miss a convenient way to hook it up. No real line out means I have no master volume and no DI once hooked up. Any comments?
  2. AlexanderB

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  3. AlexanderB

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    No-one racked it with a power amp? Is there a pre that would sound similar? (Flat, low noise, "bland" but "warm"...)
  4. swamp_bass

    swamp_bass I love it when a groove comes together Supporting Member

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    You hit it in your first post. The adjustable line out of the LMIII makes it a better preamp. Couple that with the fact that the LMII has respectable power on its own, not many people would choose it for a preamp.
  5. Codger

    Codger Bradley Baker Supporting Member

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    I have however used it as a power amp running a tube pre into it. Nice.
  6. waveman

    waveman Supporting Member

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    Well, you could use the Send Effect as the out to the power amp, and still use the XLR Line Out for DI. The Gain serves as the master volume for both
  7. AlexanderB

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    I believe the Effects send is prior EQ?
  8. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBass - PlayBass! Supporting Member

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    If you intend to use the EQ then you must go out of the DI into your power amp.

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