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Stomp Boxes VS Preamp Racks

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by AZNBassist, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. AZNBassist


    Jan 14, 2004
    ALright guys, I really don't know the difference between the two, besides the fact that in a stomp box, thats where the effect is, where as in a preamp rack is where the effect is and u hafta buy another channel foot pedal. also, i kno that stomp boxes are generally cheaper than preamp racks.

    so what else are the main differences and which ones better?
  2. EricTheEZ1


    Nov 23, 2004
    Clawson, MI
    You'll find that there are a lot more high-end preamps in rack form than high-end stomp preamps. That's not to say that there aren't some good ones. Sadowsky, for example, has an extremely well respected outboard preamp.

    Sometimes there is a difference in quality of rack format vs. stomp and sometimes they're identical to each other. Depends on how much you're spending.

  3. hieronymous


    Nov 28, 2002
    Northern CA
    Are you actually talking about preamps in stomp-box form, or effects (like distortion, compression, etc.) in rack-mount form? What is it that you're looking for?