#1
Hi d00ds and d00dettes...

Does anyone have any experience with the AMT SS-20 preamp pedal?

I'm thinking of using this as a preamp, then plugging it into the power section of the Spider Valve.

I'm getting quite tired of the Spider Valve's sound, and its not really easy to off-load, so I figure that if I could make use of its power section, the all-tube power could make a preamp sound good?

So... TL;DR?

AMT SS-20 Preamp pedal -> Power section of Spider Valve = WIN?
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#2
I've been looking at cheaper power amp alternatives to the Crate Power Block for reamping, so I'm also interested in this.

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#3
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I've been looking at cheaper power amp alternatives to the Crate Power Block for reamping, so I'm also interested in this.



reamping?

The Spider Valve isn't exactly a soft amp ya know?
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^ I don't need a quiet amp, I just need a power amp to run the Weber's DI into.
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#6
That pre looks like it may help plenty in "warming up" the sound going into the front end of the amp, but I doubt highly it bypasses any ADDA conversion. Sort of like running a tube "powered" pedal into a stock SV.

If (and this might be a big if, I don't have a schem (or even a block diagram) to an SV) there is a preamp in that bypasses ALL of the front end, I think it would work great.

I have an old Peavey Mace with a SS pre and 6L6 power section, that I've run a sansamp into after the preamp circuit, and it sounds pretty good. Much better, anyway!
#7
Quote by DIMEBAGLIVEDON
I have not tried AMT pedals before, but an option I think you might want to consider is to switch out the preamp with this:

http://www.strymon.net/products/svpre/

I heard it sounds much better when you do this mod.


Already considered, it is indeed much better... but the Spider Valve's modeling feature isn't something I'm too pleased with.

I want to explore better alternatives, hence the SS-20.

Quote by Rutch
That pre looks like it may help plenty in "warming up" the sound going into the front end of the amp, but I doubt highly it bypasses any ADDA conversion. Sort of like running a tube "powered" pedal into a stock SV.

If (and this might be a big if, I don't have a schem (or even a block diagram) to an SV) there is a preamp in that bypasses ALL of the front end, I think it would work great.

I have an old Peavey Mace with a SS pre and 6L6 power section, that I've run a sansamp into after the preamp circuit, and it sounds pretty good. Much better, anyway!


What the SVPre does is to just throw a tube in front of the Spider Firmware... so that the sound clips/sags/reacts like as though its going into a tube preamp section, which it is.
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