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Tube / Solid state pre amps...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Gregory Bruce Campbell, Nov 3, 2006.


  1. Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Apr 14, 2002
    Helena, MT U.S.A 59602
    BEE basses, Morley pedals
    i know that the old peavey max featured both tube and solid state in a single rack space rack mount pre amp.

    this was my favorite pre ever to date for everything i have tried so far.

    i also had an ampeg BSP which also featured both tube and solid state in one single rack space package.

    i really dug both of these pres.

    WHAT ELSE is available currently that features:

    -single rack space
    -tube w/ solid state

    bass pre amp?

    any suggestions???
     
  2. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    Not strickly for bass, but Millennia makes the STT-1 and TD-1 which allow you to select either SS or Tube, but no mix (except the STT-1 you can have a mix of Tube and SS among different sections i.e. EQ/Compression/Gain stage).

    The most versatile front end I ever personally used was the preamp section of the Mesa Boogie M2000 (of course, that's a head not a stand-alone preamp).
     
  3. the preamp section of the Hartke 5000.
     
  4. DB5

    DB5

    Jul 3, 2001
    Austin Texas
    Demeter HBP-1 is a good choice
     
  5. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    The demeter hbp-1 has one tube in it. Sounds great. Amazing tone, with everything set flat even.

    and edit: correct, it does not have separate channels for both.
     
  6. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    Sorry, I don't think we're really answering your specific question.
    The Millennia preamps are not 1 rackspace.
    The HBP-1 does not have a SS channel (without the tube); it's just a mix of SS and Tube circuitry.

    Dave Funk (Thunderfunk) is working on a new preamp and was considering whether to do SS or Tube or both and still make it 1 rackspace.
    At the moment, I can't remember what he decided on, but there's a thread here on TB regarding it.
     
  7. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    Looks like "no tubes" was the final verdict -- check on the last page.
     
  8. chadds

    chadds

    Mar 18, 2000
    Summit TD-100 a beautiful mix of the quickness and clarity of SS with the warmth and cushion of tube. Can get a nice grit if cranked.The tube is run at high voltage so it really is working rather than being a light bulb. Add the FeQ-50 you have a rig with parametric. http://www.jivesound.com/home/. Try Jong because he is selling them at cost to get them in more bassists hands. Around $700. Together we are talking $1100. If your bass has great eq and you tend to use your eq flat anyway on your amps the TD-100 is sufficient. Everywhere about $425.