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Cheap preamp(pedal) to warm up my sound?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by shawshank72, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    Not looking to spend big money but need something for at certain times to warm up and give a more vintage sound to my GK MB212 when needed.
    How about $150ish or under.
  2. Broughton Azure Drive. An absolutely brilliant variant of the Blueberry, made right here in Canada.

    There might still be one or more for sale in the Classifieds. If not, contact @Azure Skies to discuss purchasing.
  3. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Richmond, VA
    If you're looking for a warmer tone on the cheap, I'd say scrounge the classifieds for a used VT Bass or Sansamp BDDI.
  4. ProfFrink


    Jan 16, 2015
    Behringer BDI21? (wanted cheap...)
    knumbskull, Aqualung60 and pudgychef like this.
  5. Joyo American Sound
  6. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    They are too mid scooped for my liking although vt i hear is not but expensive up in canada.
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  7. The Diaper Geni

    The Diaper Geni Submissive. And loving it. Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2005
    Central Ohio
    Azure Drive. Tone Hammer.

    IMO, both are stupid good.
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  8. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    Way overpriced up here unfortunately.
  9. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    TC Electronic Spark Booster, if you don't need a DI.
  10. The Diaper Geni

    The Diaper Geni Submissive. And loving it. Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2005
    Central Ohio
    Doh! Sorry!

    You know, I like the Agro set for low gain also.
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  11. Not a pedal, but you might wanna try an ART Tube MP/C.
    It's a tube mic preamp that can be used at instrument level. It also as a useable compressor.
  12. loopee

    loopee Supporting Member

    May 12, 2009
    Surrey, B.C. Canada
    and stupidly cheap for what it does
  13. Yep, I think this is the only answer to fully answer the OP's question. It's a tube pre-amp and it's cheap. It's got a solid reputation for warming things up and it'll do every thing you have asked for...and it's really cheap.
  14. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    Thanks everyone.
  15. AndreasR


    Oct 23, 2012
    Zoom MS-60B
  16. LouieV2


    Jan 9, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Check out the Xotic RC Booster as well (the bass version.) I've owned the VT bass twice, and prefer this pedal, personally.
  17. jj4001


    Dec 27, 2010
    Providence, RI
    Dr. J Sparrow.
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  18. If budget wasn't a concern I'd recommend the DHA VT1-EQ-Bass-Drive for the tube's compression and variable drive from warmth all the way to fuzz... but it is a little pricey after exchange to $CAD. Before I got that for the drive capability, I used the ART Project Series Tube MP with USB and freakin' loved it so much, I bought the similar one without USB so the whole band goes through at least one tube each now.
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  19. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    I have an MB212 combo. I have a EBS Multidrive OD pedal that stays on my board. When I use this combo that pedal pretty much stay on. Sounds great. I bought it used from someone here on Talkbass for $100.
    shawshank72 likes this.
  20. Nunovsky


    Sep 4, 2004
    Joyo American Sound, Tech 21 VT Bass (I think there's one in classifieds for $100).

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