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Mesa Subway 800+ preamp

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Chris Fitzgerald, Mar 8, 2019.


  1. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Anybody tried one? Feature set looks nice, although I can't tell what the input impedance is.

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  2. JeffKissell

    JeffKissell Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Soquel, CA
    TB's Aged Horse would know for sure... but based on my conversations with him about input inpedence generally, I would guess it's around 1Mohm.
     
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  3. sevenyearsdown

    sevenyearsdown Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Sanborn, NY
    Moving on from the para so quickly!? :)
     
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  4. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Not at all! But I have discovered that it sounds even better in front of the fdeck, and that’s two boxes... variable HPF is just a necessary tool however you slice it.
     
  5. sevenyearsdown

    sevenyearsdown Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Sanborn, NY
    Be careful......you might end up with a pedal board.
     
  6. Maple

    Maple Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    San Francisco Bay Area
    What’s wrong with a pedalboard?
    This goes into my powered MAS 18...
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  7. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    That’s quite the impressive set up.
    do you run the Tonedexter into the Grace Felix or use them separately with diferent instruments?
     
  8. Maple

    Maple Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    San Francisco Bay Area
    The TD and tuner are in the “Insert” (effect) loop. So the signal goes first into the Felix. And once set up, it’s easy to add other pedals into the loop (though I have yet to find a pedal I want to add to the loop)
     
  9. sevenyearsdown

    sevenyearsdown Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Sanborn, NY
    That's a lot of knobs. Here's mine:

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  10. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    @sevenyearsdown What does the middle pedal do? Is it like botox for piezos?
     
  11. sevenyearsdown

    sevenyearsdown Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Sanborn, NY
    I wrote a lengthy review for it. I absolutely love what it does, but it's not for purists.

    TC BodyRez
     
  12. Of course I am envious about the Felix. But if I had a setup like that, I would do an effort to make it work with just the Tonedexter. For simplicity, and the shortest, simplest signal path.
     
  13. Maple

    Maple Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Ideally yes. But I have to run my MAS at full volume and the TD doesn’t quite get there. Also, the Felix does something quite nice to that signal path.
     
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  14. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I went with the Fdeck after sound companies took 3 of my Countrymen. (Countryman plural) Honestly, I think the Fdeck is about as good, with more functions. But as someone I respect a lot once said... "The less wires, the better". As much as I try to follow that concept, sometimes ya just gotta hook um up.
     
  15. sevenyearsdown

    sevenyearsdown Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Sanborn, NY
    The Broughton is my HPF. The countryman allows me split my signal so that I'm sending the same feed to my amp and FOH. The Ampeg is used just as a power amp through the FX return. The pedals are always on, unless really low volume then I don't need a HPF.
     
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  16. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I should have clarified.... The Fdeck does the 10 megohm about as well. It also has a HPF and a phase switch. The Countryman is a GREAT 10 megohm DI.
     
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  17. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    Agreed, it's one of a very few DI that work well wit a Walter Woods Amp and it's built like a tank.
     
  18. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    When I used an Underwood pickup, I had a Countryman Velcro'd to the side of the map. Worked very well.
     
  19. You were on a world tour?
     
  20. MLysh

    MLysh

    Oct 11, 2007
    MD/DC/VA
    Pedal boards? Just like Charlie's...or Ron's...or Dave's...?
     
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