Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by mikeratan00, Aug 1, 2019.
Totally love his tone. Didnt read the thread yet.
Does anyone know what he uses for a preamp?
Might be used as a preamp. Have you guys considered that yet?
Ok, I did a few hours of research ... I'm pretty sure he's just using it as a preamp.
But I'll keep digging.
It goes before the amp, hence pre-amp.
You’re all wrong - he’s actually using the tape deck as a pre-amp.
It's a real to reel tape machine not a tape deck. No C30, C60, C90 going on. I read somewhere he's using it as a pre-amp.
I’d ask if there’s an echo in here, but apparently it’s just a preamp.
There's no tape on there. I think he's only using it as a pre-amp.
I think you might be right about the pre-amp thing.
You're dead wrong, he's using it as a preamp.
So are you saying that your research is leading you to believe it was used as a preamp? That's an interesting theory. Not sure anyone has proposed such a theory before.
Unfortunately they don‘t make them like this anymore.
I was doing some in depth analysis and came to the conclusion that this particular tape machine is being used as a preamp. I hope this is enlightening to those of you interested in the topic.
Interesting theory! But couldn't it be more possible that Blackmore used the tape recorder to boost the guitar signal a bit before his amplifier?
In an interview I recall, he referred to the tape deck as his mate and he liked having it on stage so I'm thinking 50% preamp, 50% security blanket.
Love the photo OP, thanks for posting.
Well that sounds like Ritchie. I bet his answer to the whereabouts of the tape would also be funny. My guess is the tape ended up in Ian’s spaghetti.
This thread was a good chuckle on a Sunday morning. By the way, I thought everyone knew he used a tape machine for a preamp. Oh well, guess he's been out of the spotlight for a long time, people forget.
I heard he named his son Preamp, in tribute to how he used the tape deck.
I typed this reply through my preamp to iphone connection kit.
Preamp, preamp, preamp.