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quadraplet any1?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by air_leech, Jan 14, 2001.


  1. air_leech

    air_leech

    Sep 1, 2000
    Israel

    good day fellow bassists

    if any of you have tried this preamp I'd like to hear comments from your expirience with it.

    take care.
     
  2. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
  3. air_leech

    air_leech

    Sep 1, 2000
    Israel

    yep NotDuane, that Warwick one :)

    quad for four modes, it handels the tube circuitry differently in each position of the Quadra-matrix knob.

    this pre is most intriguing not only because it is actually 4 amps in one but due to the fact that its not your run of the mil tube pre, this one got a power amp built in with a single EL84 which will colour your Solid state power amp sound with the all tube sound, alas your preamp will react like an all valve amp reacts to the slightest changes in dynamics or EQing.
    sounds like Da Bomb to me but I haven't tried one.
     
  4. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    Solid-State?!? :mad: You're "preachin' to the choir" Re tubes. That's all I use :D .

    I know availability may be an issue, but there's a bunch of other excellent tube pre's...
    Aguilar http://www.aguilaramp.com/html/4.html and http://www.aguilaramp.com/html/659.html
    Alembic http://www.alembic.com/prod/f1x.html and http://www.alembic.com/prod/f2b.html
    Demeter http://www.demeteramps.com/musicalequip.html
    Kern http://www.kernacm.com/
     
  5. LowRanger

    LowRanger

    Dec 24, 2000
    I've had one for several months, after having gone through an EBS 1V2 and an Alembic F1X.

    Pros:
    Built like a tank, everything feels smooth and solid. Extremely wide range of tones. Two shiftable mid controls = able to dial in the mids perfectly. The Quadrumatrix switch really does change the basic character of the preamp, taking it from very smooth to very modern. Between this switch and the tone controls, you can practically get anything. The crunch control doesn't provide Sheehanesque overdrive, but it does provide good grunt. It's quite a bit of fun to fine useable sounds just with the crunch and Quadrumatrix controls!

    Cons:
    Only one: this preamp doesn't have an extremely hot output. According to Warwick, it was designed this way.

    I'm selling mine (immaculate condition, four months old)for $350.00. I ended up being happiest with an Ampeg SVP-BSP (go figure). Email me at mike.greg@worldnet.att.net if anyone has any specific questions, or would like to purchase it!
     
  6. air_leech

    air_leech

    Sep 1, 2000
    Israel

    LowRanger, how much do they cost in the US?
     
  7. Hmmmm...there's a lot of "fors" there, and not much "against". I might look into one of those myself. You actually dont want too hot an output anyway, especially going into a SS power amp.
     
  8. LowRanger

    LowRanger

    Dec 24, 2000
    I paid $699 US brand-new. Haven't the foggiest if I got a good deal or not, though.

    Again, I'll part with mine for $350 if anyone's interested. I don't need 3 preamps!