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Pre-Amp and Combo amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by whisper14072, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. whisper14072


    May 16, 2008
    Grand Island
    Ok here is what I have Ibanez SW65.

    Here is what I am thinking of doing...

    I want to hook up a tube pre amp..... what I was thinking is to run it through the Effects return to by pass the pre amp in the amp itself and essentially use the SW65 as a power amp.

    The specs on the amp are 65wats @4 ohm.

    I like the amp, it is plenty load for me and works good as a monitor for when I play "out". just want to get some nice warm tube sounds for the bass... oh.... I have a OLP Tony Levin Stingray 5 copy... that is what I am running....

    Any help/ideas would be great :oops:)
  2. Mo'Phat

    Mo'Phat Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    San Diego, CA, USA
    That's what you do... preamp into the effects return.

    Or, you can plug into the input and flatten out your combo amp's preamp section. You will have quite a bit more input gain, though, so you'll have to tweak that.
  3. whisper14072


    May 16, 2008
    Grand Island
    Sweet thanks....!!!!!

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