Inexpensive preamp for mic?

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Buddy Lee, Oct 24, 2002.

  1. Buddy Lee

    Buddy Lee

    May 5, 2002
    Hey, guys! I'm looking for an inexpensive preamp for miking my DB. About 50 bucks?
    Any suggestions?
  2. Touch


    Aug 7, 2002
    Boulder, CO
    Try an e-bay search for "mic preamp". Then sort by the lowest price.

    Plenty under $100 including ART, Rane, Behringer,Presonus.
  3. Buddy Lee

    Buddy Lee

    May 5, 2002
    Will those work quite well for miking a bass?
  4. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    I don't know about DB, but the ART tube mic preamp sounds pretty good with electric bass. Might be worth a try. You can get a new one for $79.
  5. Buddy Lee

    Buddy Lee

    May 5, 2002
    Thanks, dear plankspanker! ;)
  6. Monte


    Jan 9, 2001
    New Albany, MS
    I and a coupla other bassists I know use the ART Studio Tube MP preamp with a mic; the operative word being STUDIO!! The cheaper model (about $25 difference) works fine for electric instruments but can be noisy with mics. I use the Studio version with my AKG C3000 to provide phantom power when none is available and with my Schertler Dyn-B to provide clarity by reducing the input level on cheaper PA systems. It was a good deal that I got for ~$100.