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Re: Guitar Preamps (Was: Guitars, Loopers and Filter Factory Queens)

Hi Richard,

Thanks for the tips!  Yes, I'm from Oregon and I already use K&K 
pickups on some of my acoustic stuff.  I was even K&K Artist of the 
month at one point:

I've also got a K&K Pure Western in my main guitar. And I also have 
the K&K Pure preamp although I hardly ever need to use it.

However I still need a good preamp for the electric guitar stuff I do 
with my acoustic.  I use the Dean Markley ProMag magnetic pickup in 
my sound hole for the electric sounds for when I want to sound like a 
horn or strings.  Hence my question about the preamps folks use.  I'm 
aware of all the high-end systems but all the gear I use has to pay 
its keep so I tend towards the cheap, sturdy and great sounding 
stuff.  I also have an old electric guitar that I'd like to bring up 
to line level after the effects chain but before the looper and filter.


At 06:39 AM 4/4/2006, you wrote:
>You're there in Oregon, right?  Get the Trinity Plus pickup from K&K 
>Sound in Coos Bay (I think it's Coos Bay).  The MOST INCREDIBLE 
>sounding acoustic pickup on earth.  I've tried them all.  Recently 
>installed K&Ks in a bunch of my acoustic guitars and Mike Gillies 
>(Metallica, Motley Crue, Willie Nelson, Celine Dion), who is helping 
>us engineer the Hayley Sales project for Universal Music said, 
>"Amazing!  We don't need mic's!"  And we have some very nice mic's here.
>They have pre amps built in.  But I use the Chameleon (Chinese Neve) 
>mic pre (DI) to get a very wicked and wonderful sound.   You can get 
>the Chameleon from Pacific Pro Audio.  It's very affordable and 
>sweet (around $600-700 USD).  Good for vox too.  We use it with the 
>Neumann M149 for lead vox.  I've CC'd this to Brian at Pacific Pro 
>and Christy at K&K  so you can have their email addresses.