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Verellen Meatsmoke Preamp (pedal) - Dual Channel?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by McFarlin, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. McFarlin

    McFarlin yep Supporting Member

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    Searched enough to assume there has been limited Meatsmoke banter as of late.

    Found an available dual channel Meatsmoke pre- pedal.

    Anyone able to comment on the e.q. difference with the single channel? Are you satisfied with your settings once the boost is engaged?
    Until today I didn't know there was a dual channel. The idea of an independent eq for the boost channel makes sense to me. (That's how it works, right?)

    After running a Walkabout for a while there are certain contexts where the sag/response isn't desirable and the limited headroom is occasionally a problem. I do need fat and warm (sometimes gritty) for a lot of palm-muted picking (sort of an aggressive surf-rock thing). And the fat/warm + crushing fuzz or OD works for a couple of other projects.
    Lately I am able to make use of the MB LMIII (dig the sustain and punch/speed vs. the Walkabout), but for a few gigs I need to add just a bit more of what I get from the Walkabout (slightly fatter, with that "thunk thunk" pick attack). When required, I can get useable drive and fuzz from a mod'd Sparkle Drive and a Hoof.

    Running into the LMIII, I first considered the VT Bass, but eventually ruled-out that based on experience with the BDDI and almost every online VT sample I found.

    Now I am also considering the DHA VT1-MK3, hoping it would give some sort of fat/sweet tube pre- character.
    And the Meatsmoke seems like a possibility (big hang-up regarding the $$$ and size), but I am wondering if at low gain setting it stays clean enough.
    Either of these would most likely run into the LMIII, then through a Genz NX2-212T.
    (Not trying to mimic the Walkabout here, just want a flexible alternative)

    Any input?
  2. McFarlin

    McFarlin yep Supporting Member

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    After repeated visits to the same threads and sound samples, now leaning more toward the DHA.
  3. NKBassman

    NKBassman Supporting Member

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    The Meatsmoke pre can do everything from very clean to very dirty.
    I have a rack version, but it's got the separate EQs for each channel.

    A single master EQ I could deal with, but the real important feature is the second gain/master settings for the boost channel. The volume increase between the regular channel and the boost channel is substantial at similar settings.

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