Originally posted by mwagener
Today we did a little shootout at WireWorld with 22 mic pres from different manufacturers tracking electric guitar with a Royer R-121. The Chandler TG-2 and Chandler TG-channel won hands down, closely followed by the GreatRiver MP 2NV. The TG-channel shows a similar sound to the TG-2 but had a little more dynamics and added a just a tad of "dirt" in the lower midrange, which could be easily controlled with the built in EQ. The TG-2 sounded a little tighter on the bottom. The 2NV had a similar top end and in your face sound but wasn't quite as pronounced in the midrange.
Hats off to Wade, you nailed it thumbsup
BTW, this is preamp testing week at WireWorld, anybody interested is welcome to stop by.
Have you tried the LTD-1? It's fantastic as well. I am using that currently, and my TG-2 is on the way. I agree the folks at Chandler get my vote for best modern color preamp...hands down.
Am in Nashville too.... thinking of moving my studio out to someones "B" setup. Know anyone? Preferrably in Franklin?