Backup pre in a rack set up

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mrpackerguy, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Was reading the tube vs SS thread and got wondering, what would be an inexpensive back up I could plug into my power amp if the Kern were to poop out? Dangerously or not, I don't carry a back up preamp. Of course we only play 1-2x per month.
  2. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    I always carry the J-Retro stompbox as a back-up pre. Good EQ, good DI, small and VERY portable.
  3. Kael


    Dec 26, 2004
    Oklahoma City
    +1 on the DI sized pre suggestion.
    I usually have a Fishman Pro Platinum EQ and SABDDI in my bag just in case whatever head I'm using decides to take a vacation on stage. Not exactly optimal on tone (to my ears, although they are both usable), but takes up very little space and they are both fairly cheap.
  4. quallabone


    Aug 2, 2003
    Another Kern?

    The Fender TPB 1 (I think that's what it's called) sounds really good actually.
  5. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I would think that the poweramp would more likely crap out than anything else...
  6. Interceptor


    Mar 29, 2005
    Madison, WI
    Sans Amp DI. Never leave home without it.

    Fellow cheesehead who wants good draft picks for Christmas....