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EBS Stanley Clarke Acoustic Preamp

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Zbysek, Nov 3, 2020.


  1. Zbysek

    Zbysek

    Mar 23, 2017
    Czech Republic
    A brand new acoustic two-channel preamp has been released by EBS yesterday.

    It looks like it might be a competition to Headway EDB2 or even Grace Design Felix for upright bass players...

    EBS Stanley Clarke Signature Acoustic Preamp |
     
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  2. I'm not super knowledgeable about upright pres but this seems like a great little pedal
     
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  3. Zbysek

    Zbysek

    Mar 23, 2017
    Czech Republic
    Indeed!
     
  4. LaFaro01

    LaFaro01

    Aug 27, 2018
  5. jimmyb

    jimmyb An Avid Indoorsman Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2003
    Elkton, MD
    Sub'd
     
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  6. Jason Sypher

    Jason Sypher Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Brooklyn, NY
    Looks to be pretty much the same. I wonder what it costs?
     
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  7. Zbysek

    Zbysek

    Mar 23, 2017
    Czech Republic
    What do you mean by "the same"?

    I haven't come accross information on the price yet...
     
  8. Zbysek

    Zbysek

    Mar 23, 2017
    Czech Republic
    When I look at Felix and EBS, I can see the following differences:

    Felix' pros:
    • better connectivity (two XLR outs, ability to send different signal to FOH and different signal to the amp)
    • boost function
    • variable Q for mids
    EBS' pro:
    • ability to put both channels in series-that way, one can use both notch and HP filters, one can use two bands of mids (though semiparametric)
    The better connectivity of Felix is a big advantage in my book...
     
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  9. LaFaro01

    LaFaro01

    Aug 27, 2018
    You can find first notes to a "street price" here...
    EBS launches a signature Acoustic Preamp with Stanley Clarke
    They talk about 389 €, but we'll have to see, what will happen with this "in the market"...:p
     
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  10. Jason Sypher

    Jason Sypher Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Brooklyn, NY
    I meant that they are similar units offering similar features.
     
  11. Zbysek

    Zbysek

    Mar 23, 2017
    Czech Republic
    That would make less than half the price of Felix...and little bit more expensive than EDB2 HE...
     
  12. Zbysek

    Zbysek

    Mar 23, 2017
    Czech Republic
    Oh, you mean compared to Felix and EDB2?
     
  13. Zbysek

    Zbysek

    Mar 23, 2017
    Czech Republic
    No. When you push the A+B switch and you are using both inputs (channel A input and channel B input), then your signals are being mixed.

    The way to set the mix is to adjust the Gain knob on each channel… me thinks.
     
  14. Jason Sypher

    Jason Sypher Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Brooklyn, NY
    This is also a feature of the Felix, the blending of the the signals.
     
  15. Zbysek

    Zbysek

    Mar 23, 2017
    Czech Republic
    Yes. However, Felix is more flexible as it allows to mix the signals for the amp output, and keep them separately for FOH...
     
  16. Martin Beer

    Martin Beer

    Dec 4, 2004
    Yep, I read the page again and deleted my question. I guess you quoted me while I was doing that.
     
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  17. Zbysek

    Zbysek

    Mar 23, 2017
    Czech Republic
    Probably...
     
  18. Seanto

    Seanto

    Dec 29, 2005
    USA
    EBS makes really solid stuff, so i think this will be a great unit. Generally their price tags are on the high end, but their stuff is also built to last.
     
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  19. edwinhurwitz

    edwinhurwitz

    May 13, 2003
    Boulder, CO
    Endorsing Artist: DR Strings, SMS
    EBS does make solid stuff (I've wanted to get their envelope filter and octaver), but Grace Design lives in a different world, when it comes to sound quality.
     
  20. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    Here are the specifications for the EBS Preamp. It provides 48v for the Microphone Input on Channel B.

    Stanley Clarke Preamp Specs.png
     
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