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musically crunchy preamp...
Old 13th June 2006
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musically crunchy preamp...

looking for pres that sounds musically crunchy...
Old 13th June 2006
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"crunchy"? I think distortion.. and that = bad.tutt

But if you are looking for rock-n-roll, then thats simple = API 312C
Old 13th June 2006
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But if you are looking for rock-n-roll, then thats simple = API 312C
yup...
Old 13th June 2006
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API's or Neve, depends on what kinda crunch you want.

If you want nasty crunch, you can always go the SSL 4/6K onboard pre's route, but I'm not sure how happy you'll be with the sound....
Old 13th June 2006
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This summit can get crunchy...If you mean distortion.....It sounds great as well...

http://www.summitaudio.com/tpa-200b-preamp.htm
Old 13th June 2006
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API 312
Old 13th June 2006
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I think the "crunch" comes more from the source, mic and compression than pres.
Old 13th June 2006
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no one has mentioned the germanium yet?
Old 13th June 2006
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This isn't a pre, but overloading a 1176 can get interesting distortion, sometimes musical. Other than that, old tube pre's, which can be heard distorting on old sixties hits.
Old 13th June 2006
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Groove Tubes Vipre.
So much gain- if you really need to slam it then you take it via the -10 output and crank the hell out of it.
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Old 13th June 2006
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Originally Posted by insomnio
I think the "crunch" comes more from the source, mic and compression than pres.

Not always. Sometimes overdriving your pre (IE subtle distortion) is exactly what you want, and it's a sound you can't get from a mic or comp.
Old 13th June 2006
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1272
API
Chandler (everything they make is crunchy)
Old 13th June 2006
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You guys talkin' hard clipping? ...caus thats what solid-state does.
Old 13th June 2006
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Originally Posted by by-tor
This summit can get crunchy...If you mean distortion.....It sounds great as well...

http://www.summitaudio.com/tpa-200b-preamp.htm
ShShShhhhhhhhhhhh.....don't tell anyone, thats a secret .
Old 13th June 2006
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ShShShhhhhhhhhhhh.....don't tell anyone, thats a secret .
As a matter of fact it looks like your perfect sine wave is a bit crunchy in your photo. Whats up with that, bad coupling caps?. Did you get it fixed?.
Regards.•:*¨¨*:•. ¸¸.•´¯`•.Mark Fairfax-Harwood, Engineer Springvale Studios
Old 13th June 2006
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As a matter of fact it looks like your perfect sine wave is a bit crunchy in your photo. Whats up with that, bad coupling caps?. Did you get it fixed?.
Regards.•:*¨¨*:•. ¸¸.•´¯`•.Mark Fairfax-Harwood, Engineer Springvale Studios

No..... That ain't bad coupling caps. thats do to running it through the Hi Z inputs on my Summit heh
Old 13th June 2006
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You guys talkin' hard clipping? ...caus thats what solid-state does.

Awesome picheh
Old 13th June 2006
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"Felix, the sick Santa".
Old 13th June 2006
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Jangly crunch -- OSA MP1-C
Ballsy crunch -- Brent Averill 1272
Old 14th June 2006
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TG does crunchy..
Old 14th June 2006
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You guys talkin' hard clipping? ...caus thats what solid-state does.

HAHAHAHA.... You turned James Bond into Felix in a Santa Hat! HAHA. Excellent. I am laughing out loud


Nothing clips better than a Neve..... except for maybe the Fearn (tube) Pre (but I do agree that solid state is usually far better for clipping pres)
Old 14th June 2006
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I'd say the UA 2108 can be heaps crunchy (or at least that's why I use and like them). They make a good alternative to the API and Neve sound but still have plenty of rock attitude when spanked. It's a real pitty they don't make 'em anymore.
Old 14th June 2006
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HAHAHAHA.... You turned James Bond into Felix in a Santa Hat! HAHA.
We just turned his head slightly.
Old 14th June 2006
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helios! lift 2.0 2.8 or 3.5 khz a tonne too for extra gunk. None of this subtractive eq cleverness please.
Old 15th June 2006
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We just turned his head slightly.

Ha. Since it has become such a thing, with the artist permission, I would like to make it my avatar???thumbsup
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