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Tube preamp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Marblou2, Jul 7, 2016.


  1. Marblou2

    Marblou2 Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2013
    Vermont
    Hi TB,
    I'm looking for a full tube preamp for warm up my Ampeg MicroVR that I use with a pair of 210AV.
    Considering Jules Monique Dovecage, Aguilar DB680.
    Any suggestions ?
    Thank you !!!
     
  2. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    Ampeg PF-50T?
     
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  4. Marblou2

    Marblou2 Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2013
    Vermont
    I have considered it, but I need more power. The PF-50T is 50 Watts
     
  5. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    Run it into your MicroVR from he PF's transformer DI out.
     
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  6. brocco

    brocco

    Feb 27, 2010
    I sure like my SVP PRO
     
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  7. Dave Hill

    Dave Hill Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Arkham Zephyr
     
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  8. Ive been trying to find two of those and I can't for the life of me.
     
  9. brocco

    brocco

    Feb 27, 2010
  10. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    My favorite tube pre so far is the Reiner 6SL7, but if you're looking to just warm up the front end, the Noble might be a nice choice too
     
  11. SamuelSandoval

    SamuelSandoval Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2014
    Northern Colorado
    Get a Noble Preamp and never look back!

    Noble Amplifier Company


     
  12. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I love my Verellen Meatsmoke Pre worth every penny.
     
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  13. Deak

    Deak

    Feb 28, 2016
    Kansas
    I use the Le Bass and like it a lot. It's like tubes on steroids with not one, but two channels with knobs on! ;)
    If you like to tweak you will most likely find the tone you hear in your head. :headphone:
    All the way from bright punch to "hold onto your socks" bottom, and like isher1992 said, both with growl if you want.

    A bit pricey but well worth the solid build.

    Good luck in your search.
    Deak
     
  14. MDBass

    MDBass Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Spector-Dingwall-Aguilar-DR-Tech 21-Darkglass
    I'd hope for $1000 you get more than just some warmth, but folks seem to be raving about that Noble box.
     
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  15. bassbooty

    bassbooty -Rey Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2006
    Utah
    1 word = Demeter

    Here's a link to their bass products:

    Bass Amplification

    A life-long passion for sound
    For more than thirty years James Demeter has been designing and building some of the best sounding audio gear ever made. The amount of care and quality that goes into every one of our products is unparalleled in the industry.

    We make everything by hand in our family run shop in Templeton, California, and rigorously test every piece of gear. Our products are built to last a lifetime and have been widely recognized by professional musicians and audiophiles as top quality. If you buy a piece of Demeter equipment you are making an investment that will last you throughout your entire playing career.
     
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  16. neal davis

    neal davis

    Dec 29, 2006
    toronto canada
    Ebs valve drive is decent
     
  17. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K.

    Aug 20, 2003
    Virginia
    Loved all my Demeter, SWR, Groove tubes, Verellen, Trace V-type, and Alembic preamps. Currently using a modern F2-B (black chassis). The Alembics are my favorite for taking anything i've thrown at the front end in stride.... preferring the F2b over the F1-X lately. The F2B being dual mono has a great feature in a summed output option. I can run parallel signals for a wet/ dry or dual effects chains (I like having a loop sampler in the second chain). The pre sounds so good i'll even run stereo busses through it for tracking (trick from the Alembic forum)... drums, vocals, whatever- it adds some nice really warmth and dimensionality.
     
  18. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    +1

    The Noble has a unique form factor worth looking into - its made to go on your pedal board. I sit mine on top of my amp however. Bonus features include 9v and/or 12v pedal power outlets and a high pass filter.
     
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  19. AngelCrusher

    AngelCrusher Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2004
    Mesa Boogie, Tech 21, Taylor
    The Noble is pretty expensive, but it's a mobile studio/live solution. Extreme high quality tube pre plus it power 6 pedals, functions as a DI, plus has an excellent EQ and HPF on board.

    So you get a fair amount for the price, and it is all of the highest quality. Love mine.
     
  20. mc900ftj

    mc900ftj

    Jan 21, 2014
    Ditto, as long as I stay clear of the graphic EQ.
     
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