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Favorite Preamp?????

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by KAOSBass, Mar 24, 2005.


  1. Sansamp

    26 vote(s)
    11.7%
  2. Trace Elloit

    10 vote(s)
    4.5%
  3. Ampeg

    20 vote(s)
    9.0%
  4. Aguilar

    28 vote(s)
    12.6%
  5. Line 6

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  6. BBE

    19 vote(s)
    8.5%
  7. SWR

    7 vote(s)
    3.1%
  8. Other

    91 vote(s)
    40.8%
  9. No Preamps, just buy an Amp!!!!

    21 vote(s)
    9.4%
  1. KAOSBass

    KAOSBass

    Mar 10, 2005
    Amarillo Texas
    vote and tell your experience and or "opinion" :)


    I'll put the brands I can think of you can put the model.
     
  2. caesarbass

    caesarbass Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Orange County, CA
    Media producer for Nordstrand Pickups, Wilkins Basses, G&L Guitars and Basses, Marco Basses, Tonecraft Audio, Lemur Music. I also run TheBassHang.com and am a dealer for Ulyate Pickups and Colibri Basses
    C'mon people...I'm ready to get a new pre and I need to hear some preamp stories...please.
     
  3. Ostinato

    Ostinato Guest

    Feb 7, 2005
    Toronto ON
    Once upon a time there was a preamp named "Alembic". He was a happy little preamp because he was so creamy and smooth, the end.
     
  4. r379

    r379

    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    I, too, have an Alembic F1-X which I love. I doubt (Sure, I say that now.) that I will ever part with it. I also have an Aguilar DB659 which I have decided is just a bit too hi-fi for me so I may very well replace it with an Ampeg of some sort. Probably an SVP Pro.

    Why is it I seem to have an affinty with preamps which begin with "A"? Is there a pattern emerging here?

    P.S. I didn't vote. I can't make up my mind.
     
  5. True Voice preamp, that's all I have to say :)
     
  6. just get a head!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Avalon U5 recommended by Mikebass!!! (little inside joke), Serrioiusly I love mine, Just gobs of good tone, and no messin with a bunch of knobs!
     
  8. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Ampeg SVP-PRO. Cheap, tubey, multiple preamp outs, DI out, simple enough that it sounds great flat, while having enough knobs that if I have a twiddle attack, I can start spinning and sliding willy nilly.
     
  9. KAOSBass

    KAOSBass

    Mar 10, 2005
    Amarillo Texas

    Why?
     
  10. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Gold Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    A-Eden Navigator
     
  11. msquared

    msquared

    Sep 19, 2004
    Kansas City
    It was a tough call for me between TE and SWR. I had to give it to SWR by a nose, although I've only tried the GP12SMX. The V-Type sounds like it might be a good balance between what I'm used to out of both.

    I've been really digging on the Electric Blue as a preamp for the last few months (and even more now that it's going through an NV610), although lately I've really been wishing I hadn't sold my IOD.
     
  12. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sarcasm: Just ONE of the many services I offer! Gold Supporting Member

    Mine is the Glockenklang - totally uncolored, fast, and true to the sound of the bass. Can't ask for anything more!

    Dan K.
     
  13. afroman

    afroman

    Aug 31, 2000
    Brooklyn, NY
    I've only tried 3:
    BBE BMax
    BBE BMax-T
    Fender TBP-1

    All of them are great preamps, they sound better than all of the heads i've used before. I prefer the tube preamps. So the Bmax-T and Fender get my vote.

    Take care...
     
  14. jpo259

    jpo259

    Feb 2, 2005
    Corona, CA
    Me likes me Demeter HBP-1!!
     
  15. BBE Bmax
     
  16. prockenklang

    prockenklang

    May 22, 2003
    Monterey,Ca.
    1)Millennia STT-1

    2)Millennia TD-1

    3)Glockenklang BassArt Classic
     
  17. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    wow, that's like asking which of your kids is your fav. :smug:

    but as of now, in the jokey stable:

    1. Kern IP-777
    2. Aguilar DB680
    3. Epifani Quest II
    4. Avalon U5
    5. Presonus Eureka

    all killer, yet do different things, and still, all dear to me. :)

    spam alert!

    btw, have an Alembic F-1X and Demeter VTBP-201s for sale soon. lemme know if y'all are interested...
     
  18. HannibalSpector

    HannibalSpector

    Mar 27, 2002
    Australia
    I like vintage tone. My favourite preamp would be the Intersound IVP.
    Remember them?
     
  19. popinfresh

    popinfresh

    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    Demeters sound nice to me.