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Best Mic Pre for drums under $1000

im looking for a great single channel mic pre for drums/percussion for under $1000. i see that there are obviously tons of options. its mostly for rock/pop music. thanks!
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Honestly, the Chameleon Labs 7602 is a great drum pre and the EQ suits it nicely as well which will net you more powerful sounds than swapping out preamps all day.

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Used Vintech X73i. I paid $900 for mine with PSU and it sounds great. I love the EQ.
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Honestly, the Chameleon Labs 7602 is a great drum pre and the EQ suits it nicely as well which will net you more powerful sounds than swapping out preamps all day.

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Hey War

Is that unit any good? Can you compare the audio quality to something else?
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Allen, they are great and once you add in the EQ / filter section it is over the top with goodness. There are 3 versions there also, stock / partial mod / full mod.

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cool. thanks for the tips, guys!
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BAE 312a will yield amazing results on drums for under $700 but it's a 500 series so you need the rack too.
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Allen, they are great and once you add in the EQ / filter section it is over the top with goodness. If you check out my Tuesday Tester link below, you can compare it to a fair amount of other preamps you may be familiar with. There are 3 versions there also, stock / partial mod / full mod.

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Thanks for testing out the modded versions War. I've been pretty curious about it. Would you say the mod affects the character of the EQ at all, or is it mostly to beef up the Preamp section of the unit?

I don't own the 7602, but have used them on a few occasions, and borrowed a pair from a friend for a month or so a year back. Instantly fell in love with 'em, mainly regarding the EQ section, but the preamps were no slouch either.

I'de also recommend the JFET Hamptone kits if you're handy with a soldering iron. Great units IMO.
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