Multiple Preamp Pedals

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by nickismusic, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. nickismusic


    Jul 19, 2010
    Lafayette, IN
    Are there any issues with running 2 preamp pedals(MXR Bass DI+ & B7K) in combination with a Genz Benz GBE1200 Head? And would it be more beneficial to replace my head with a power amp if I'm running those?
  2. DirtyDuke

    DirtyDuke Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 13, 2012
    guelph ontario
    Partner Southampton Pedals, Partner CCP
    I have 7 preamp pedals, and run them on their own or in conjunction. If it sounds good, then it is.....
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  3. NoxNoctus

    NoxNoctus The Crushinator

    May 9, 2004
    Annapolis, MD
    People overthink "Preamp" too much. Pretty much anything can be a preamp.
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  4. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    stacking preamp pedals can give some nice results. my current favourite is the Dave Hall VT1-EQ into the Behringer Sansamp clone.
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  5. nshuman


    Sep 4, 2012
    I run 4 pedal preamps and 2 rack preamps, going into my power amp. Some mix well together, some get a bit unruly when stacked. No issue with running multiple ones.
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  6. nshuman


    Sep 4, 2012
    Yeah, some companies basically take a mild overdrive with a tone knob and call it a preamp :)
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  7. friendlybass


    Jul 19, 2012
    You can use pre's until you pre your pants and it'll be alright
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  8. AdamR

    AdamR Inactive

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    I ran both a MXR M80 and a VT bass and later replaced the M80 with a Bass Attack.
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  9. aphexafx

    aphexafx A mind is a terrible thing.

    Dec 10, 2013
    Denver, Colorado
    Designer - Big Machine Electronics
    Yup I pre-drive both the Microbass II on my board and the BMAX in my rack with a BDDI all the time. Or I run them in parallel. Like nshuman said, some combos work nicely. They really aren't being preamps when running close to unity gain anyway.
  10. davy4575


    Nov 4, 2009
    Denver, CO
    I have the pre in my active basses (fender zone and a spector legend classic pro 5) as well as the sansamp GT2 and then the pres in my heads (2 trace elliot heads) sounds fine live and records great.