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opportunity to buy a trace v-type preamp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Eisenmann, Apr 12, 2006.


  1. Eisenmann

    Eisenmann

    May 12, 2004
    hi,

    ATM I have the opportunity to buy a used v-type preamp for approximate 250$.
    Since I'm a big trace fan and in the market for a nice tube-preamp I'm seriously thinkin about buying that one.

    What to do you think about it? Is the price ok?The unit seems in good conditions.

    The only problem I have is that the effect send input of my warwick sonic 3 is at the frontside so I can't put the two units in a nice 3HE rack... any ideas about that issue?

    GAS is rising :D
     
  2. synaesthesia

    synaesthesia

    Apr 13, 2004
    UK
    Buy it, it's a very good sounding and underrated preamp.
     
  3. ibz

    ibz

    Apr 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    Get it!

    Seriously, you already just listed 3 good reasons to get it.

    1.) You are a Trace nut.
    2.) You are looking for a good tube preamp.
    3.) Its a good price.

    These are remarkably similar to the famous/classic Alembic F1-X but are a bit more versatile. The mid knob pulls out to give you a distinctive upper mid shift for a different viocing than the F1-X. I really like mine and I think they are under rated.
     
  4. CDT

    CDT

    May 29, 2005
    triad, nc
    I have the pre in a 600h head, killer. If you don't want it let me know and I'll buy it. as far as the effect return, most are on the back so the warwick is odd, maybe you can just run the cable under or over one of the units.
     
  5. Eisenmann

    Eisenmann

    May 12, 2004
    yes the warwick is quite strange to have the effect return and send at front.

    That means I can't put the warwick (which is 2HE) and the trace (1HE) into a 3HE rack neatly. I could route the cable over the rack or along the side but I think that would be a sub-optimum.

    maybe I can build jacks for the effect-send at the back of the warwick.
    that would be sweet....

    either way I think I'll buy it.
    will keep you informed. Thanks for your answers :)
     
  6. CDT

    CDT

    May 29, 2005
    triad, nc
    ah I see, the warwick is 2u...my bad.

    oh well, you'll figure it out...:)
     
  7. Eisenmann

    Eisenmann

    May 12, 2004
    hmmm I realized that the warwick won't fit into a rack anyways...

    thinking of a 1U rack for the trace hmmmm a bit strange me thinks :meh:
     
  8. MrBonex

    MrBonex

    Jan 2, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Buy buy buy buy buy.

    That mid-shift is awesome. Use it with care. Don't try it at home. It has been known to cripple small animals.
     
  9. Eisenmann

    Eisenmann

    May 12, 2004
    woohoo

    I bought it :hyper:
    methinks it could be here at within the next weekend.
    I'm totally thrilled! Can't wait to put my hands on it.
    Will post pics for sure.

    stay tuned :bassist:
     
  10. I'd been after a V-type pre for ages, before i bought my SMX head. Now I've got a V4 on the way.. Can't wait to try it out!!! nice buy! :smug:
     
  11. ibz

    ibz

    Apr 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    I use my V4 is even better than the V-type IMO.

    It has the same preamp as the V-type rackmount pre, but you also have a quad of KT88's in the power section. Sounds killer.
     
  12. Kelly Lee

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

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    Congrats on the score! You are going to love it. :)
     
  13. Eisenmann

    Eisenmann

    May 12, 2004
    woohoo it's here !!
    the gls-guy came this morning :hyper:
    I'll go to my rehearsel space this afternoon to give it a complete testdrive :)

    pics are coming tonight

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  14. Eisenmann

    Eisenmann

    May 12, 2004
    Pics Pics Pics!!
    the preamp is great. it's kind of difficult to dial in the sounds you want because the eq is passive and the pots for the frequenzies interfere with each other. I could find my sound yet but all the stuff I could get out of it is sweet. really punchy and lots of bass. It can be really trebly or make fat vintage tone.

    now pics:
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    had to share this one, too :D
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  15. What you could do is get a 4U rack and get a vented blanking panal or just a normal blanking panal, cut a hole in it for the cables? or sometimes with the racks that have the sliding screw fixings you can get enough room to stick a few cables between the gap (the case my SVT in is like that)

    Looks cool tho :D
     
  16. ibz

    ibz

    Apr 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    I'm stumped on why this one was included :confused:

    But nice, the plants look almost plastic-y.
     
  17. Eisenmann

    Eisenmann

    May 12, 2004
    well there is no real reason behind it
    I just took the picture today and felt like sharing because
    spring is slowly coming and these are the first few warm days here and it was quite refreshing to see all the flowers bloom


    btw strange half of the pics disappeared...
    hmmm imageshack is strange maybe they come back later
     

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