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new Tube Preamp Pedal: "GP-Lightstone Tube Bass"

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Terrorstorm, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. Just wrote something in a guitar&bass magazine about a new all tube Bass Preamp in pedal form, I've never heard anything of this before. You??? The GP-LIGHTSTONE TUBE BASS.
    The describtion says it has 2 channels and boosts the signal...
    here a link (but in german language)
  2. JebusChrist


    May 23, 2005
    it looks cool, but i don't speak german so i have no idea what it does
  3. xan


    Sep 10, 2004
    Perth, Australia
    ok i would put that on my pedalboard for looks alone... pity i cant understand a word of its description... from what i gather it retains bass and has good bass note definition?

    in terms of preamps im GAS`n for a fodera 2000.
  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    I ran it through the altavista babelfish, doesn't say TOO much.
    Has true bypass, it's two channel , and has adjustable input impedance (a good thing).
    If it ever show it's face over this side of the pond, I'll try one for sure.
  5. Kael


    Dec 26, 2004
    Oklahoma City
    Mein deutsch ist sehr schlect. :(
  6. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    Throw a sweepable mid control on that thing and I'm all over it.
  7. Sprudellio


    Oct 16, 2002
    It's a 2 channel tube pre with with 2 ECC83 (=12AX7) tubes with seperate gain contorls for each channel

    -"tubes are driven under "typical" working coditions" i guess he wants to say they're being fed enough juice, but later on he says:
    -tubes are seated in a shocksafe ceramic housing and are getting stabilized 12,6V dc power (shouldn't they get at least 250volts to work properly?)
    -the color shining through the glass shows the channel you're in, you can specify the colours you want for the channels when you're ordering it
    -handmade, point-to point solderings
    -true bypass via relais
    -hi/lo switch for active/passive basses
    -2 band eq + semiparametic tone (colour control), seems to be some sort of preshape ala aural enhancer "adds bass, mids or billiance to the signal depending on the position it is set to"
    -ground lift
    -channel switching via optocoupler
    -comes with 12v 830ma ac adaptor

    Hope you guys understand, my english has gotten a little rusty.
  8. Hurley


    Feb 12, 2004
    Cape Cod, MA
    The translation was fine. Thank you. :)

    It looks like a pretty cool unit. I'd give it a shot if it came stateside.
  9. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I do have to say, it's really good looking!
  10. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    thanks, your english is a lot less rusty than my German...
  11. EKG


    Jan 4, 2004
    mannheim, Germany
    got it few weeks ago. used it live and in studio.
    if you like tube sound, you'll love it and ask yourself, how you'd lived such a lolng without it.

    easy to handle, ready to face rough road-conditions.
    and real tube sound!

    excellent unit!
  12. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    OK, so how do us guys here in the U.S. get one?

    EKG, what did you pay for yours? In your currency ofcourse!
  13. EKG


    Jan 4, 2004
    mannheim, Germany
    just send an email to g-preuss @ gp-lightstone.de, that you want a tube bass. costs 265 Euro plus packaging.
  14. uly_


    Jul 4, 2005
    www.xe.com :)

    Hmm.. thinking about selling my sadowsky preamp and getting this instead. Just wondering if this would be a bad or good move :confused:
  15. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    Thanks, but I already use it! :p
  16. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    +1 LOL. My I got about half of that, it's the technical words that throw me off.

    Looks cool, but HUGE. If davidmwilson ever tries it, we'll have a GTG in its honor so I can try it ;)
  17. Anybody that can find samples of this pedal, and then when the gain is both cranked, and mild.? Maybe somebody can even post their own samples?
  18. OldogNewTrick


    Dec 28, 2004
    Germany, EU
    I'm also very interested in this pedal...

    I've found the following links on the German language equivalent to Talkbass, bassic.ch.

    All credit to the poster 0dB !!!! :bassist:

    link to the bassic thread
    musicman stingray 5, app. 3 month old strings. di-box avalon u5 into rme multiface

    1. Bass direct into DI-Box, flat
    2. TB1_c0_g10_ b10_h11
    3. TB1_c1_g1_ b1_h1
    4. TB1_c9_g11_ b2_h2
    5. TB1_c10_g3_ b10_h12
    6. TB1_c10_g3_ b10_h12
    7. TB1_c11_g10_ b1_h12
    8. TB1_c11_g10_ b10_h11
    9. TB1_c12_g10_ b10_h11
    10. TB2_c1_g12_ b10_h12
    11. TB2_c1_g12_ b10_h12
    12. TB2_c9_g10_ b10_h9



    Hope I have not broken some forum etiquette by posting this link. But pretty excited about some of the sounds...

    Whaddaya think ?
    Anything in the same vain come to mind ?
  19. So so nice!! Tube Bass vs. EBS valve drive vs. English Muff'n vs. DHA VT2 shootout would be awesome!

    All the sound clip are pretty similar though.

    And no real overdrive in there aye. A bit of grit but not much more than that.

    But on looks alone the Tube Bass wins in my opinion.

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