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Posted by rumblethump (18.104.22.168) on January 10, 2003 at 11:40:19:
In Reply to: Function of preamps posted by Phil on January 07, 2003 at 21:38:31:
: I had glanced through some different preamps in a catalog that I get. I was curious to know if someone could please specifically explain the function of a preamp.
A preamp is a tone sculpting device that forms your tone before it is sent to the power amp.
Also, what is the best brand of preamp?
Best?? There are many, and you will have to be the judge. Alembic is highly regarded.
Are rack units or onboard pramps better in general?
Rack units tend to have more control/possibilities
than onboard but will require a separate power amp. An onboard preamp is just a micro version that installs in your bass it will usually require routing and a 9 volt battery.
Opinion on Aguilar onboard preamps?
Aguilar has a great reputation, I haven't had any chance to try their equipment.
For a more detailed answers to your questions you might try bassplayer.com and go to their FAQ section. regards, rumblethump
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