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fewest preamps/efx

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassboysam, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. Well all these people get to show off their monster size rigs, are there any purists here that still plug directly into their amps with no effects or preamps? at most i have a LEM 31 band eq, noebles OD , and dunlop crybaby, between my bass and amp, but even then i still find nothing sounds as good as going straight into my YBA200 with no other processors, effects, preamps what ever you want to call them.
  2. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    usually i just plug into my demeter or alembic preamp and right into a stewart poweramp to the speakers - i dont think it gets much simpler than that
  3. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    No effects here.
  4. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    My p-bass with emg's sounds amazing through my GK head, and ampeg 4x8 cab, or my eden 210,or mt hartke 410. But from time to time, I do like to add my sansamp...
  5. Bass --> Hartke 350w Head --> 4x10 --> 1x15

  6. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    hold on-I use a Sansamp into an ART mic preamp into a power amp. At this point is it an effect?
  7. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Hmm... can I win in this thread too? :D

    Not only no preamp, but no knobs either:


    For practice and small gigs:

  8. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    My #1 rig rack these days contains a Read Purity preamp (often used with EQ bypassed), a Stewart World 2.1 power amp, and that's all. The only "effect" I use is a SABDDI pedal if I need overdrive.

    Sometimes I use a Rane DC-24 compressor, but I don't consider that an effect.
  9. Funky Doctor

    Funky Doctor

    Aug 28, 2003
    Well, these days all I go through is a presonus BlueTube then a Mackie 800. sometimes I use a presonus BlueMax, but as Fuzzbass said, he don't consider it an effect, and either do I. I also Go through a Boss tuner, but that doesn't count as an effect either.
  10. r379


    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    No effects for me. Nothing between my basses and the rack except the cable, but then I'm old school so whaddya expect?
  11. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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