Re: Timral effects of URB preamp

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Posted by Bob Gollihur on January 20, 2001 at 09:34:43:

In Reply to: Re: Timral effects of URB preamp posted by Bob on January 19, 2001 at 17:57:52:

: The GK amp sounds very good to me most of the time at low to medium volumes. With a minimum amount of EQing I can get a sound that pretty closely resembles the unamplified tone of my bass. When the volume gets lound the sound starts to get artificial- somewhat metallic and twangy. I don't think this is a characteristic of this particular amp because it has happened on other rigs I've played through. I thought that maybe if I boosted the level of the signal going into the amp I could get more volume and still keep the sound I get when the GK is not cranked.

: P.S. Thanks Bob Gollihur for the great bass links page!

Thanks, glad you find it useful. While I am skeptical that a preamp would help if placed preceding the G-K preamp, bypassing the G-K's preamp, as I described above, may help. I'd try and borrow one to experiment-- perhaps you know an acoustic guitarist or someone with a K&K, LR Baggs, Fishman, etc., preamp -- doesn't have to be one designated for bass, so you can check it out.

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