Rackmount pre amp - Jemsite
Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic Gear, Equipment, and Recording discussed here. Amps, pedals, whatever.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-25-2007, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 39
Rackmount pre amp

Anyone know any other good rackmount Pre amp besides the TriAxis ?
I have the TriAxis, it's good but I'd like to get any other pre amp in back-up and/or get another sound type of sound.

I've tried the JMP-1 of Marshall... well it's discontinued (?) so I have to buy used

I also heard about a Rocktron one that doesn't seem to have pre amp tubes I think ....

Any other good to suggest

Thanks
hollow125 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-25-2007, 10:42 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 71
Re: Rackmount pre amp

Hey Man!! I use a Rocktron Vudoo Valve and I love it. Its a PITA to get a grip on because of all the controll parameters but its well worth it in the long run. The main thing is getting a grasp on the midi controllers. I controll 16 different paramerters all at the same time using 2 different midi controllers (8 each). You can bet I have it all back up to a hard drive plus a hand written map.
spacestation is offline  
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-26-2007, 06:41 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 2,674
Re: Rackmount pre amp

There are quite a few rack preamps out there:

ADA MP-1 (also discontinued)
Engl 530
Sansamp PSA-1
That modular Randall one
Other Mesas: Studio, Quad, Formula
And the more exotic ones: CAE, Soldano, Egnater etc.

And then there are all the digital ones: POD PROs, Yamaha DG1000, Digitechs...

More to choose from than just the Triaxis and the JMP-1
pawel is offline  
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-26-2007, 04:36 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: austin, texas
Posts: 691
Reviews: 3
Re: Rackmount pre amp

Another highly recommended preamp is the ada mp-2(yet another discontinued). I had one for quite awhile and there are almost too many parameters to control your tone. adadepot used to have some but they were usually running for about $300 in excellent shape. They can be found on evilbay most of the time, usually w/ midi controller for $300 or less.
texshred777 is offline  
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-27-2007, 11:07 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Chicagoland, IL.
Posts: 4,355
Reviews: 1
Re: Rackmount pre amp

Have you tried some of the settings you find online?
I found some pretty good ones on the Mesa Boogie forum.
It seems when i get bored with my rig, a minor tweak here or there reignites the fire.

Also, if you want a great tutorial, read the manual on how to use a continuous controller to morph one patch into the next.
VERY practical.
bammbamm is offline  
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-27-2007, 06:51 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Argentina
Posts: 266
Re: Rackmount pre amp

+ 1 on rocktron`s Voduu valve

great pre amp
sers is offline  
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-30-2007, 06:48 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: UK.
Posts: 306
Re: Rackmount pre amp

Peavey Rockmaster, all tube... better than any MP-1, JMP-1 or a hoard of Rocktron products plus its dirt cheap... stick some GT's in and your ready to rock.
strat110 is offline  
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-30-2007, 07:04 AM
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,398
Re: Rackmount pre amp

*voodoo
dannymills is offline  
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-02-2007, 08:36 AM
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 2,561
Reviews: 34
Re: Rackmount pre amp

I have a JMP-1 and I like it.

It was one of the most popular units, so spares shouldn't be a problem.

Unfortunately there are loads of preamps an everyone will reccommend the one they have.
nickcoumbe is offline  
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-02-2007, 09:10 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Delaware
Posts: 643
Reviews: 3
Re: Rackmount pre amp

ADA 3TM Ultra or Ultra+. You will NEVER need more gain than what these can supply. I had 3 down to 1. Work flawlessly, great support at ADADepot and great for all genre's from 80's to DM.

Sold one to a guy sold on his Triaxis tone, now he can duplicate it with the 3TM, it floored him.
Also heard good things about ENGL gear
finstah is offline  
post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-02-2007, 09:46 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 859
Re: Rackmount pre amp

You could always TRY and find a Bogner Fish.

In all seriousness, what about a VHT Valvulator? I've heard they're pretty good.
Salamander In The Sun is offline  
post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-02-2007, 09:56 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 100
Re: Rackmount pre amp

/\

Jerry Cantrell used on of those, and i love his tone, so i'd say + 1 on the Fish.
RG_FANMAN is offline  
post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-02-2007, 10:00 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 859
Re: Rackmount pre amp

Quote:
Originally Posted by RG_FANMAN View Post
/\

Jerry Cantrell used on of those, and i love his tone, so i'd say + 1 on the Fish.
That's why I recommended it. I'm a Cantrell fanatic.

There are only about 200 in existence, though.
Salamander In The Sun is offline  
post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-02-2007, 10:09 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Granite City Illinois
Posts: 804
Reviews: 2
Re: Rackmount pre amp

AXE-FX

http://www.fractalaudio.com/
LuredMaul is offline  
post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-02-2007, 10:16 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 2,049
Re: Rackmount pre amp

If you wanna get really out there, have a look for a Soldano-Caswell programmable preamp - it's so non-digital that the rotary pots have servo motors that turn them when you change MIDI patches!

Not at all cheap BTW........
David McCarroll is offline  
Reply

Tags
clean tone , def leppard , jerry cantrell , marshall jmp , mesa boogie , midi controller , peavey rockmaster , phil collen , pod pro , rack pre , rackmount pre amp , rocktron piranha , sansamp psa

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTT: Mesa Dual rectifier rackmount for Jem Oklastrat Classified Ads: Ibanez JEM/UV Guitars 0 09-12-2005 11:10 PM
FS: Rocktron Hush Super C Rackmount chronicinsomnia Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 1 07-30-2005 03:47 PM
Any Mark IV rackmount users out there? Comments? bduersch Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic 2 09-13-2002 04:18 PM
A rackmount Dual Recto, Hopefully on it's way soon!! MorbidAngel Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic 3 06-03-2002 01:15 AM
Soldano rackmount amp thing... - what is this thing? texshred777 Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic 3 03-27-2002 05:20 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome