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Pick your favorite preamp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by incubass68, Jul 6, 2003.

  1. Ampeg SVP-PRO

    23 vote(s)
  2. Demeter Vst210

    22 vote(s)
  3. Line 6 Bass POD Pro

    3 vote(s)
  4. SWR Interstellar Overdrive

    3 vote(s)
  5. Other (please specify below)

    29 vote(s)
  1. incubass68


    Jun 21, 2003
    el paso, tx

    Hey guys I need some help choosing a pre-amp. Don't say trust your ear cuz I have no access to any decent musical equipment where I live. Thanks.
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    What kind of tone are you after and what can you spend?
  3. incubass68


    Jun 21, 2003
    el paso, tx
    I need something that I can use for rock, funk, blues, and jazz. I have about $500-$650. I really would rather buy used though. I am tight on money but need to feed the GAS.
  4. im also in the market under 400? cheaper if possible. i hear the sans amp RBI is great for the money. can you get a good punk tone out of it?
  5. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
  6. kern IP-777
  7. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Out of that group, I would go with the SWR IOD, one of my favorite pre's. You should be able to coax almost any tone you want of if it.
  8. Ahhhson

    Ahhhson Guest

    Jun 5, 2003
    ALBANY NY 518
    The sansamp is great for punk tones
  9. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    I've never ever heard of a Demeter Vst210. Do you mean something else, such as one of the Demeter VTBP-201 models?
  10. incubass68


    Jun 21, 2003
    el paso, tx
    yeah sorry I didn't even notice. I meant the VTPB201
  11. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Sorry, never heard of that one either. You mean VTBP-201. I use the VTBP-201DBL model, and I would highly recommend it. You can't get it anymore except used. If you can find one, they sound great.
  12. incubass68


    Jun 21, 2003
    el paso, tx
    I quit if I can't name it right without a typo than screw it. AAGGGHHHH!!!! Anyways, basscentral.com said he'd give me one new for $640
  13. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    That's probably the VTBP-201s. I've heard great things about that one too.
  14. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    I have and really like the Demeter VTBP-201S.

    If you want more tonal flexibility go with the Demeter HBP-1 (but I think it's out of your price range, except maybe used).
  15. zoran


    May 10, 2002
    glockenklang bass art classic. Great thing.
  16. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Eden Navigator WITH Stewart UDP-1a. :D

  17. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    Aguilar DB659. you can find them used for less than 600.
  18. Big String

    Big String Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Northwest Indiana
    Demeter VTBP201S is my favorite. I knew that is what you meant. Sometimes my fingers don't hit the right keys either sdkjfakdfjaljf a;dfj see....
  19. snailplow

    snailplow Leon Phelps Wanna Be

    Nov 1, 2001
    Maryville, Tennessee
    Just go here to get a damn good idea of a starting point.


    This site is the ****.
  20. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    So many good ones out there... I wish I could have 'em all! Right now I use either an Alembic F2B or an Ampeg SVP-Pro. I also have a TC Electronics equimetric paralyzer ( ;) ) preamp that I sometimes use in conjuction with those I mentioned.