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Groove Tubes Vipre

I am loving this pre for tracking guitars.
Just sounds lovely, warm, alive.
300 ohm and slow rise rate pretty much all the time.

Just bitchin.

Anyone with me?
Anyone had problems with them?
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it´s a very nice preamp, especially for vocals and bass, but for guitars i almost always choose TG-2 or mp2nv or ltd-1.
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The Vipre continues to serve me well. Zero problems, great sound. So far, I've used it mostly for ac. guitar and vocals.

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love it on everything supposed to sound big
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Probably one of the most overlooked tube pre's on the market. Hell, there's one up on Ebay right now with an opening bid of $1500, and a "Buy It Now" of $1700! The thing's been up for 5 days and no one's scooped it up yet!

Oops! Just checked on it, and someone finally put a bid in, so the BIN has disappearded. They really should have just "Bought It Then"!

Anyway, I love mine, and will probably never sell it. Just smokes on vocals, bass guita; try it on kick drum... HOLY COW!!! Talk about fat!
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I've been loving mine. It's performed like a champ without ever having any problems. I mainly use mine for vox and e. guits.
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love it on everything supposed to sound big

Yep me too. I been getting a lot of use out of the instrument input as well - love what it does wth my bass!
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Vipre

Checked the one on Ebay.Does it seem suspicious that one would sell horse equipment and then have a Vipre for sale? Usually there would be a history of some other pro audio pieces that have been sold.
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I love my vipre. I tried a Millennia and a Great River and it was the versatility of the vipre that sold me. It's like having many different preamps in one. Changing the Rise time and impedance level is like having an eq. Sturdy and chunky. Feels and sounds great.
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Could anyone check this one from the link at the below ? I am a bit confused because the vu meter is a bit diffrent than usual. I have been told by the seller that there are two versions of the vu meters on the market.
The logo on the one shown is elongated. Other than that, it appears much the same as mine.

Can't confirm if there are any differences other than cosmetic, but if they are I doubt they would be significant. The sound of a ViPre is not something they would want to mess with. thumbsup
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The logo on the one shown is elongated. Other than that, it appears much the same as mine.

Can't confirm if there are any differences other than cosmetic, but if they are I doubt they would be significant. The sound of a ViPre is not something they would want to mess with. thumbsup
ok thanks a lot for explanation. I think i shouldn't miss it with this price. It looks fair amount for it
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It looks fair amount for it
Yep - seems a reasonable price.
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