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Re: Guitar Preamps (Was: Guitars, Loopers and Filter Factory Queens)
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On 4/4/06, Kevin <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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.