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Old 11-20-2011, 06:17 AM
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Hi all,, what in your opinion the best preamp for acoustic guitar now;
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:30 AM
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depends what you are looking for. for me, best stereo preamp hands down is pendulum sps-1
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:51 AM
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I use the BBE Acoustimax and like it alot---in fact I have two of them!
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Another vote for the BBE Acoustimax. For the price a wonderful pre. I dual source a Sunrise with it's preamp amd Fishman Matrix with BBE into separate channels of Yorkville AM 100 (which has balanced out to board). Comments are it sounds just like my guitar (unplugged) but louder. I have tried many p/u's, amps and pre's and this is the best combo yet without spending thousands.
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:39 AM
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Pendulum Audio SPS-1
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:06 PM
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Another +1 for SPS-1
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:15 PM
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A very broad question. There are "best" ones at every price level and you can spend a small fortune or a few hundred . The entire signal chain is what is important starting with the input signal. For example , are you miking the guitar or do you use pickups? Dual source pickup , magnetic or UST? This information would help us to recommend a preamp. Is this for live or studio?
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:39 AM
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+1 Mutantrock.... I have no doubt Pendulum is the best, but also very expensive. Seems in this "new" economy I for one don't have an unlimited bank account to spend thousands on music like I would want to. I had a couple hundred dollars to spend and read a lot of reviews, then took a chance on the BBE Acoustimax. I have always been a fan of the BBE Sonic maximizer, so with that a part of this unit, it seemed to be the one to try. I couldn't be happier with the sound. The dual sourcing and blending of the pickups makes an incredible amount of difference in the sound also. I haven't tried any studio work with this as my intent was strictly live.
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:56 AM
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radial pz pre tonebone is a good preamp?
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:30 AM
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+1 Tonebone. I like the features on it and Radial is highly regarded for quality construction and sound.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:57 AM
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the d tar solstice is better than the radial pz tonebone? which is best equalizer?
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Soltice = 2 channel ( if you need it)
ToneBone = 1 channel

IMO, the Tonebone has a "better" EQ because it has a sweep mid range and also a notch filter
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:34 PM
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Soltice = 2 channel ( if you need it)
ToneBone = 1 channel

IMO, the Tonebone has a "better" EQ because it has a sweep mid range and also a notch filter
You can connect in loop send/ return, of radial,a
parametric equalizer?
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:58 PM
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You can connect in loop send/ return, of radial,a
parametric equalizer?
Yes. You can use a parametric
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