So anyone got any experience with the relatively new tiny AMT A-Bass and AMT O-Bass tube preamp pedals from their Bricks series, which were just released earlier this year, the two pedals being repectively an Alembic style preamp and an Orange style preamp?
I am pondering on acquiring one of them and use it in combination with the NUX Soiid Studio that I just bought, for cab IR and poweramp simulation, since these tiny tube preamp pedal doesn't feature any form of cab sim.
So I am interesting in knowing if they are any good to use primarily as a clean preamp for dialing in my main tone, and what to expect from the two pedals respectively, so I have an idea of weather I should chose the Orange or Alembic style preamp?
Here's the link to the A-Bass on AMT's homepage :
And Here's the link to the O-Bass :
They are quite reasonable priced as well, just about 175 Euro/156£ (Thomann prices, though they only seem to carry the A-Bass in their stock), and the tubes works at proper high voltage too, around 250V to 300V.
Edit!!! : Just found these YouTube demos featuring the 2 pedals, and judging from those it seems like the A-Bass will be closest to my personal taste, plus the A-Bass got a Mid and Treble frequency shift switch, unlike the O-Bass, both got a Bright switch though (in fact to me the A-Bass sounds great, while the O-Bass sounds like crap, though that might be the fault of the guy demoing the pedals) :
Well respected octave pedal.
couple of marks here and there, all superficial. Seem to have misplaced a couple of the screws that on the bottom but the ones left are more than up to the task.
That weird foam backing same as all EBS pedals but Velcro seems to stick to it OK.
£70 delivered or collect from East Herts. Trade for another octave, COG t-16, Boss OC-2, etc.
Now £145 inc postage to UK
X-Blender as new with box - Don't loose your bottomend.
Mix wet and Dry signals on the fly. It gives you serial and parallel effects loop capability on your pedalboard but with the added features of a pre-amp with gain, eq and boost options, you don't lose signal when kicking in vintage pedals either. "Aux send/return" function preserves the integrity of the guitar's signal. The X-Blender incorporates pro-audio engineering technology to solve the sonic imperfection some effects produce and was designed to be completely transparent. You'll be amazed by the clarity of the sound! A particularly useful feature is the large blend knob you can operate with your feet for fine-tuning fx levels.
True bypass Can be used in a serial or parallel effect loop
IN, OUT, SEND and RETURN connections
Foot switch for Blend on/off
FX Phase switch (invert/normal)
Boost Switch (+6 dB)
Volume, bass and treble control with centre button
Power supply with 9 V battery or 9 VDC power supply (not included) +Delivery/postage
In perfect condition and just used once at home and decided it wasn't for my setup.
Selling my Markbass SuperSynth pedal, unfortunately it doesn't get the use it deserves and i'm downsizing my pedalboard!
Fantastic pedal with great synth and octaver sounds (functions as either), and with the Markbasss Synth/Octaver software on their website you can hook this pedal up to your computer and programme your own sounds onto it!
Here are some specs from markbass: http://www.markbass.it/product-detail/super-synth-discontinued/
Happy to post the item!
I was wondering if anyone had any experience with running active basses into preamp pedals (for EQ purposes, not talking using things like Darkglass pedals for drive, I know that's amazing from experience!)
I've always found having some form of EQ (used to own a GE-7B) on my board to be really helpful even though both of my basses are active (MM Stingray 4, Ibanez ATK-305) and I've been really interested in getting the Aguilar Tone Hammer or something similar for some more sound sculpting options but I'm undecided if it's 100% necessary.
I know it's all about taste and there's no right or wrong way a lot of the time but I thought I'd see what people's thoughts were first.