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Good <$100 preamp for Realist

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by gribuski, Apr 5, 2009.


  1. gribuski

    gribuski

    Aug 7, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    I'm looking for a preamp for use with my Realist. I've been using a SansAmp BDDI stompbox that I use with my EB. The problem with that being that I have to change all of my settings when I use it for the upright ('cause I don't want overdrive on the DB, yo). That, and I'd like to have something that can help with (potential) feedback.

    So does anyone have any personal experience with a specific preamp on a Realist? I'm looking for something less than $100 b/c I won't be using it THAT much, just in town (I have an EUB for use on the road).

    I look at Gollihur and came up with the two items below...any thoughts?

    http://www.gollihurmusic.com/product/1304-PURE_PREAMP.html

    http://www.gollihurmusic.com/product/1297-MODEL_97_PREAMP.html
     
  2. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    FDeck's Preamp works very well with all kinds of piezo pickups.
     
  3. Marc Piane

    Marc Piane

    Jun 14, 2004
    Chicago
    I use the Fishman Platinum Pro. I believe there is one in the classifieds for right around $100.
     
  4. Rvl

    Rvl

    Dec 23, 2003
    Aomori Japan
    I just picked up a Fishman Platinum Pro and a Fdeck Pre
    I use a late 50's Kay C-1 copy and a Realist
    Both pre's work well separately
    But I started to use both together and that really nails the sound (so far my fingers are crossed)

    If I was you I would pickup a Fishman Pro Platinum
    I really like it and it sounds pretty good

    It does add a touch of noise , but I find most pedals do
     
  5. mje

    mje

    Aug 1, 2002
    Southeast Michigan
    The K&Ks are okay, but not great. They use TL02 opamps which aren't exactly low noise. I bought one for use with my original Fishman p/u for a while.

    Then I built an fdeck preamp into my Azola- works great. Buffers the pickup and prevents the volume pot from loading it. Simple and effective. I made a remotely powered version for the Fishman, and now I just run that directly into my AI or Eden amp.
     

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