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Calling All Tube Preamp Users

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassmantele, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. bassmantele


    Jul 22, 2003
    Boston MA USA
    What features and qualities do you want from a tube preamp? If you could have one custom made, what would you ask for?
  2. Cougar207


    Jun 17, 2005
    St. Charles, MO
  3. Simplicity, and ease of use.
    A switch to scoop or boost different frequency ranges is always nice - so that time fiddling on settings is low.
    And a multiple tap transformer for aussie power.............
  4. jacove


    Apr 12, 2003
    Aalborg, Denmark
    I would just buy the Aguilar Db680...great sound and flexibility...
  5. Pickebass

    Pickebass Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    San Antonio, TX
    Two good choices are the Demeter HBP-1 and the Aguilar DB680 (I have both :D ) The good thing about both of these units, they both sound great before messing with the eq.

    BTW my demeter does have a Jensen transformer on the DI
  6. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    I also use the HBP-1, but mine doesn't have the Jensen D.I.. Before I found out from Pickebass that Demeter would replace it's existing D.I. with the Jensen, I bought a Radial JDI MKIII D.I. box. Tone-wise I find the HBP-1 has everything I'd personally want or need from a tube preamp.