Denyam
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Join date: Feb 2013
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#1
Hello!

Can anybody suggest me some guitar preamp models satisfying following requirements:
  • All-tube or hybrid
  • Single-channel
  • DI and headphones output


Thank you all.
R45VT
Doesn't speak guitar
Join date: Dec 2009
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#2
What type of sound are you after?

ENGL makes a cheapish one that also has a 1.5w power amp. E530 or something.
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Denyam
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#3
I want the sound to be something similar to John Du Cann's on earlier Atomic Rooster records.

I need a tool that I can use for practicing and recording in home studio, when I don't need instant sound changes that I can achieve having multiple preamp channels. Hence the wish for a single-channel preamp, also I thought it would be cheaper. And I won't do professional recording with it.
gumbilicious
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#4
Quote by Denyam
I want the sound to be something similar to John Du Cann's on earlier Atomic Rooster records.

I need a tool that I can use for practicing and recording in home studio, when I don't need instant sound changes that I can achieve having multiple preamp channels. Hence the wish for a single-channel preamp, also I thought it would be cheaper. And I won't do professional recording with it.


there are a number of tube preamps out there, but most will be a rack unit. if you just want something small for practicing, then you can get a portable solution like a Korg Pandora.

it's not tube, it is not strictly single channel, but it does have the I/O and it's very portable and ready to be plugged into some computer speakers or headphones.
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Denyam
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#5
What can you say about Mesa Boogie V-Twin?
Have anybody here used it?
What can you say about getting from it the 60's overdrive sound?
DeathByDestroyr
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#6
Why not a digital processor along the lined of a POD HD?
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Denyam
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#7
Quote by DeathByDestroyr
Why not a digital processor along the lined of a POD HD?

I somehow have a prejudice against the digital processing.
Can I achieve with it the same sound quality as with analogue processing for the comparable price?
woad_yurt
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#8
I have a Behringer Tube Ultragain Mic 200 tube preamp ($40 new with one 12AX7.) It's not a heavy gain thing so I don't know why the "Ultragain." It does, however, give any amp, whether a solid state or a tube at low volume, a nice tube edginess. It's got a bunch of settings but I just leave it on the neutral channel. I think the thing's a godsend for quieter times. When used with my Crate Powerblock, it sounds great.* I'd gig with it, easy. I have nothing but positives to say about it. It doesn't have a headphone jack, though.

* I'm a hardore cranked-tubes person who uses no pedals and this passes muster, easy. It really does sound great. It made a guy's solid State Randall head sound pretty decent, too, so I don't think it'd be great for only a Powerblock.
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Remove V1 & V6. Put the 12AX7 from V1 into V6 and leave V1 empty. Try the vibrato channel.
Last edited by woad_yurt at Mar 10, 2013,