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Tubetech mp1a on guitars?
Old 17th September 2008
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Tubetech mp1a on guitars?

I'm making a list of stuff to hire for the new drdoom (grindcore band i'm in) recordings.

And i was thinking about which pre to use on guitars.
I came out on the mp1a.

But because it seems to be pretty coloured, does it work on distorted guitars? wouldn't it get to muddy/cloudy? since its a pretty "soft" pre.
And the music is pretty fast and at times technical..

And while were at it: hows the Focusrite Red1 on drums? (overheads/kick/snare)

Mvg,

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Old 17th September 2008
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No one? strange question?
Old 17th September 2008
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It's not a muddy preamp. It's got quite a bit of color, but there are preamps out there that are more colored. I personally prefer richer sounding preamps on guitar amps, it gives it that extra bit of muscle that sounds like a record to me. So the answer is yes, it will sound great (if the amp sounds good).
Old 17th September 2008
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Cool, thanks for the answer!
Whats your idea of a richer preamp?
Old 17th September 2008
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Cool, thanks for the answer!
Whats your idea of a richer preamp?
Tube Tech is in the color camp....anything from Vintech, anything from Chandler, OSA MP1-C & L3, Atlas Juggernaut when driven, Great River NV when driven, Mercury M72 and M76. There are some preamps that some people consider colored that I still call mostly clean, but I'm used to using a lot of very colored preamps and comps to 2" 16 track (which overall still sound 'hi fi' to my ears, hardly dirty) so maybe my perspective is different.
Old 17th September 2008
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Originally Posted by Jbassist View Post
And i was thinking about which pre to use on guitars.
I came out on the mp1a.

And while were at it: hows the Focusrite Red1 on drums? (overheads/kick/snare)
I use MP1As on guitars all the time (from clean to distortion), no problem
I often use the RED1 too, again, no problem, excellent preamp. Very clean, so if that's what you are after on your OHs, then it's an excellent choice
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