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Cheapest preamp that would be quite with recording

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bryan bailey, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. I might be getting a gig, in which recording will be done.

    And my SVP is a noisy son-of-a-bizitch.

    I mean live, you wouldn't know, and besides the hum it sounds great through the right cabs.

    So, quitest/cheapest pre that can sound close to an SVP.

    BBE? Sansamp?
  2. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    is it really that noisy on the xlr? they might be able to put a gate on the track so when you're not playing it wont bleed thru. Not that it's optimal, but i've recorded with some noisy gear and in almost all cases you really couldnt tell in the final mix.
  3. The SVP is notorious for having a weak noisy XLR output.

    I may just get a BDDI and just use that, but I'm still looking for some opinions.

    Although Its really my responsibility to get off my arse and try new pres.
  4. Lyle Caldwell

    Lyle Caldwell

    Sep 7, 2004
    If you're recording, the engineer will have a good DI for you to use, so your noisy amp can be out of the equation.

    Or you could get a Sansamp RBI, which will satisfy your Ampeg jones and also give you great clean studio options.