what's this?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mebusdriver, Jun 4, 2002.

  1. what exactly does a pre amp do? and a power conditioner? I haven't the slightest clue.
  2. JoelEoM


    Mar 11, 2002
    Lancaster, PA
    the primary function of a preamp is to boost the signal from your bass to a level suitable to drive a poweramp. this level varys between poweramps. most preamps also come with some sort of a tone shaping section, i.e. graphicEQ, overdrive, effects, whatever else you can think of. not all preamps have everything i just listed, those are simply examples. as far as a power conditioner goes, they basically give a constant voltage output, regardless of voltage input, within certain limits. hope this helps, anyone feel free to correct me if im wrong.