Benson Preamp Hype/Reality Thread

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  1. JokeSmuggler

    JokeSmuggler Supporting Member

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    I'm in for the new Benson Preamp pedal. Based on Reverb Andy's demo, it seems to have a unique skill set and design. I have been a happy Monarch user for over a year now and have found that amp's tone to work exceptionally well for recording and live use. So I made the plunge in large part due to my trust in Mr. Benson's ears.

    If you want to hype this pedal, here's the place. Also feel free to post your real life reviews and experience here as well!
     
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    I was toying with the idea of getting one but they were all gone by the time I went online to check stock this morning...
     
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    I managed to snag one. Should be here in a couple days, I guess. Bought on reputation alone, so... we’ll see.

    Worst case, I’m pretty sure I can flip it. ;-)
     
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    corbetta Member

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    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  6. la noise

    la noise Member

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    $250 for a FET-based Drive pedal??? :huh



    :D
     
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    You should design/build a better one and sell it for less!
     
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    Welp, it sounds like a FET based drive pedal.
     
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    A little while ago you could pre-order the next shipment (est. June 6) from Coast Sonic and another Reverb shop I saw...Coast Sonic had free shipping
     
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    Well at least there's no majik diodes, maybe that's the extra 19 bucks!
     
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    Haha! First, I was joking. Hence, the :D

    Second, I had no idea you were one of "them," too, Josh??? :huh

    Wow! :dunno

    Anywho, hope you dig it.

    :wave
     
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    calfzilla Cynical Hack

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    Don’t let the naysayers get you down @JokeSmuggler! It’s always cool to be excited for a new product from a company you like. We will all be eagerly awaiting a demo :D
     
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    Damn I shouldn’t have watched that demo. Sounds great. I’ll be eagerly awaiting your review @JokeSmuggler
     
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    Haha I had KTR for a long time, 2x actually, and still like it. Just trying to smuggle a joke...no offense intended!

    Seriously though, while the Benson amps aren’t cheap, they’re worth every penny in my opinion, and I definitely think the pedal innovators should get some bonus reward for their R&D time. If the pedal’s as good as his amps, the extra $50-100 bucks will easily be worth it to me. :cool:
     
  16. KnowTalent

    KnowTalent Just SAY NO to "Creamy" Distortion

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    Does it Dynamo Hum?
     
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  17. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    I always wonder when I hear FET Boost, if it's similar to the one that AMZ-Fx designed and has built for forever? Turns out that's what Vertex did with the SSS. No idea about Benson?
     
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    I think that’s about the same as aligning every opamp overdrive with the tubescreamer. :dunno
     
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    I played one today at my local shop. My only complaint is I still sounded like me :)
     
  20. RYAN1987M

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    Just pre-ordered one direct from Benson from the second run - getting excited!
     
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