Simple Pream Suggestion Wanted

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Greg_M, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. Greg_M


    Aug 24, 2010
    Datil, NM
    I have a bunch of basic amps sitting around. These were made for stereo/hifi applications. What I need is a very simple preamp to drive one of them. The commercial ones I see out there are way over complicated. All I need is volume and a tone control or two and an On/Off switch.

    Is there such a thing anymore?

    Alternately, a simple schematic would do.


  2. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Depending on the input requirements for the poweramps, there are many bass preamps in stomp pedal form that *may* work well. Look into Tech 21 and also EBS, (Valve Drive) for starters. Maybe even the MXR Bass DI+.
  3. P-oddz

    P-oddz Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    Milwaukee, WI
    Or the Aguilar Tone Hammer.
  4. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Never tried with bass but still have a tube Bogen 60 watt comercial pa amp and a Eico mono amp that kill for practice PA work with a cheap Tapco mixer
    Would think a preamp pedal would be the most economical although I would think there is some basic schematic on the net if you want to build
  5. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    A little tiny mixer board?
  6. Greg_M


    Aug 24, 2010
    Datil, NM
    I was thinking about one of those too (I have a little Tube preamp) but I'm wondering if the requirements for a microphone and a Fender bass wouldn't be different?

    I guess it would not hurt to experiment since I already have it
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