Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Cincinnati, OH USA
Mesa/Boogie Quad preamp owners--opinions? settings?
I've been offered a Mesa Quad preamp in trade for some of the gear I've got for sale, and I'm pretty tempted by it--part of me misses my ol' rack rig from a couple years ago. Although I'm not clear exactly what the rig would be, it'd likely be this: Quad preamp-->G-Major-->Mesa 50/50 power amp-->some stereo 2x12 cabinet (I used to have a Johnson 212 cab I really liked, but I've heard some good stuff about the Genz Benz G. Lynch 212 so I'll probably check that out, too). I'll probably switch channels on the Quad using my Rolls RP93 patchwork.
Anyway, I know a couple people on the forum use the Quad preamps, but I have yet to see anything that looks like a real review of the tone, flexibility, reliability, etc. Basically, I just want to know a little more about what it sounds like. Is it remotely like the Mark II and Mark III's that it's supposed to emulate? Is the "hidden feature" that allows you to combine tones from the 2 sides of the amp useful or just a novelty?
Also, if I get the opportunity to test drive the preamp, does anybody have any settings they'd like to share?
Thanks as always!