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Guitar pre's doubling as Bass pre's?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Happy MurphDay, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. Happy MurphDay

    Happy MurphDay

    Mar 9, 2004
    Hey, Im looking to experiment a little and use a guitar pre 2 channel that an old band mate is getting rid of dirt cheap. Would a guitar pre work with bass, why or why not? Do guitar pres focus on certain freqs?

    its a tube works rt-922 and im just thinking of a second rig.
  2. dgovaerts


    Dec 22, 2004
    on some site is:

    I've read that John Myung, Dream Theater's bassist, uses a MESA/Boogie Triaxis guitar preamp modified for bass. What are those modifications?
    Jesse Holmes
    Chicago, IL

    According to MESA/Boogie, Myung's Triaxis-a one-rackspace, MIDI-programmable preamp with clean and distortion patches-received a series of capacitor and resistor value changes to enhance the EQ section and bottom-end response. (About 20 components were swapped.) Aside from that, the preamp's signal flow and gain levels are stock.
  3. just try it. from a technical standpoint, it will work.Sonically, you'll have to try.

    EDIT: and even then you can modify input & tone cap values to improve it.