Preamp, brands

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by inazone, Nov 28, 2003.

  1. inazone

    inazone Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2003
    Im having trouble finding a Trace Elliot GP12 smx preamp, if they even made one. Ive seen the GP7 and 11 but not the 12. What other preamp would come close in that sound? I would think the GP11 but havent played one. I have the Trace head but would like to find that Trace sound in a pre. Thanks for your help.
  2. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    i've heard the Ashdown RPM-1 spoken in the same breath as the TE preamp. has its similar growl, but that's about it. still, the RPM is a killer preamp.

    btw, try listening to the samples on Vanselus & Josh's very cool,

    lots of preamps to choose from.
  3. inazone

    inazone Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2003
    I have the ashdown rpm-1 evo II and eden wp100 pre. The ashdown isnt the same at all. Good sounds in there but it really doesnt sound like a trace. Whith the eden I can get close but there is something missing arround 1.3-2.6 khz and 60-100 hz. What ever it is it sounds GREAT when I use the trace head with berg 322 and nv610. It cuts through and has pounding lows in the mix. I just need more power. Thanks joker for your reply.
  4. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    You might want to check out an Ag DB680.