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***POLL*** BEST PREAMP FOR FINGERSTYLE METAL

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by pablomigraine, Apr 27, 2006.


  1. Sansamp RBI or BDDI

    17 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Ashdown RPM

    2 vote(s)
    3.9%
  3. Ampeg SVP series

    8 vote(s)
    15.7%
  4. BBE Bmax / Bmax-T

    2 vote(s)
    3.9%
  5. Aguilar db series

    4 vote(s)
    7.8%
  6. Demeter

    1 vote(s)
    2.0%
  7. Forget the silly preamp, Give me an SVT

    14 vote(s)
    27.5%
  8. Other

    3 vote(s)
    5.9%
  1. pablomigraine

    pablomigraine Commercial User

    Feb 9, 2005
    New York
    VP & Managing Director - Willcox Basses
    Whats the best preamp for fast fingerstyle metal? Clean and dirty....

    TALKBASS SPEAKS!!!
     
  2. jive1

    jive1 Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    SWR Interstellar Overdrive

    But the nastiest, usable overdrive I've ever heard comes from an Aguilar AG500 head.
     
  3. I have had good luck with the Tech 21 Sans Amp RBI, although I can't compare it with other preamps. Before I went the preamp + power amp way, I had only used combos or full /half stacks. The Sans Amp is very straight forward and easy to use for me; plus you can daisy chain two together and use a foot switch to swap between them. They come with a booklet that has preset settings for different amp sounds and decent descriptions of what each knob does.

    I have played just about every style imaginable through this preamp and have no complaints.
     
  4. i voted the sansamp because to my ears, those are pretty growly, which seems to work out well in fingerstyle metal
     
  5. BassBuzzRS

    BassBuzzRS

    Oct 18, 2005
    Norway
    How about giving a tip on your favourite metal setting on the BDDI, while you vote. I'd be interested to see it.
     
  6. Please, give me a breake, stop the presses', hold the mojo!!!

    Are we talkin new metal or older???

    Really doesn't matter, either way.

    I've dreded this tone for many years and have concluded that a GOOD clean GROWLy sound it very good, depending on what you're looking for.

    I'll tell you WHAT a good Jazz bass will fit the bill (in recording) just aboiut all the time, with the right stings, attack and player.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  7. I voted SVT, but if you could stick a BDDI infront of that, it could work well (actually, i do that, and it does :p )
     
  8. CanadianBass48

    CanadianBass48

    May 8, 2005
    Ont, Can
    I have a Sansamp RBI and it can really get down and dirty. I can't compare it with any other preamps though, sorry.
     
  9. Yggdrasil

    Yggdrasil

    Aug 16, 2001
    Toronto/Buffalo
    How would you compare the overdrive tone of the IOD to the Ag?

    I had an IOD, and amconsidering the Ag (now have a db359)
     

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