tube mic pre that's both warm AND clear
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10th July 2008
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tube mic pre that's both warm AND clear

I've tried a few of the cheaper tube pre's - peavey vmp-2, a digitech vtp-1, and the aphex 207. All of these exhibit the same general character - some warmth but also a lack of clarity/focus/detail that makes them ordinary sounding, even flat. Also tried a DW fearn, and that's more like it, but even one channel is out my price range.

So where to look as far as high end stereo tube pre's that are detailed as well as warm sounding? Just looking for ideas in the $1000-1500 range used...

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Sebatron VMP2000VU

I think the Sebatron is exactly what your looking for......to the tee.
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hmm with new tube equipment cheap or quality i dont hear warmth i usually hear clear and clean and maybe sometimes silky for warmth you want solid state and alot of transformers....
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UA Solo 610. Clean, clear, and organic. I bought mine new for $800. Try one.
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the 610 sounds cool. It seems to be a popular choice for bass guitar DI...how about recording mic'd guitars?
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I'd use it for anything. Bass, acoustic guitar, strings or vocals especially.
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