good preamp for cleans ?

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  1. ihatelondonlive

    ihatelondonlive Member

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    So basically I have a '93-'94 Marshall JCM900 SLX 2100 (EL34's w/o diode clipping) that roars like none other, sounds like a modded JCM800. The beast doesn't have a clean channel so I'm looking for a preamp I can get for cheap on ebay that captures the Fender Blackface era.

    Here's my idea :

    guitar--> loop switcher in --path-a-out--> marshall in--> mar fx send-->
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..--path-b-out--> ***cleans preamp***-->



    --> --path-a-in--
    --> --path-b-in-- loop switcher out --> mar fx loop in--> mar pwr & spkr

    (im putting the preamps [marshall slx and the cleans] in an a/b loop, after leading into the marshall slx poweramp)

    Which preamp (preferably tube) has the best clean sounds? :banana
     
  2. ihatelondonlive

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    i want something that i can get for $200-$400 on ebay
     
  3. guitarslinger21

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    That's not very much money to work with.

    1. What kind of clean do you want?

    2. Some of my favorite cleans are actually SS circuits, even in tube preamps. Ex: ADA MP-1 = SS clean, HK Access = SS Clean.


    that said:

    killer tube cleans:

    Groove Tubes Trio
    Egnater IE-4
    CAE 3+
    Mesa Quad
    Mesa Triaxis
     
  4. Eagle1

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    The best mesa clean sounds in a pre come out of the Formula, (the rest sucks though.)
     
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  6. ihatelondonlive

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    looking for something along the lines of a fender deluxe reverb blackface thats a tube rack preamp .. i need something i can get for cheap (like 200-400 used) .. any kits out there?
     

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