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Anonymous's review - Mesa Boogie Studio Preamp

What type of amplification (lamp, transistor ,...)?

4 x 12AX7 and one1 x 12at for the reverb

What connection?

Crane, a guitar input and a footswitch input

back, a second guitar input and another footswitch input
and sends a feedback effect (with stereo return)
output with emulator hp 2 mono jack (hence output stereo)
and an output "normal" with 2 mono jack to attack in a guitar amp
other footswitch input for the reverb, equalizer, eq and reverb +

What is the power delivered?
bah what is a preamp so the normal power, however, pay attention to the volume of the preamp output, if allowed to over a third, I saturated my mixer (MX8000) with the gain at minimum, and fader also min.

What are the settings, effects? ...
effects for the classic distortion and reverb.

for Adjustment: Treble and bass medium, common for the clean and distortion
gain setting for the distortion, a volume for distortion
a volume for its clear, and overall volume

and some switch as the "rhythm" bright "to add treble on the clean channel (very subtle)
a selector rhythm / lead, which would have been clearer as the (clean / dist)

a "fat lead" and lead bright, serving medium and add a treble or presence.

5-band equalizer a very handy for perfecting their sound, which is operated with a 3 position switch,
1 it only works on the distal
2 it is bypassed
3 it works on 2 channels

behind a switch to change between either carcass weight or by je ne sais quoi

and finally the 2 volume output of preamp

Thus a multitude of adjustment


The setup is simple?

Bah what settings are found on all the amps not hard to understand, the switch can be bright and fat and more

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

I vaguely overflown, but my English is quite ridiculous I do not understand everything,
However we understand very quickly how it works
there are also examples of what can preset make a good base when we do not yet know the preamp to find his sound.

Do you get a good sound easy?

Then, you really spend time on it, experiment, take your time, at the same time we bought not a preamp like this if you want to play live with a sound that's why he likes are Marshall!
but hey it is widely feasible


Will it fit your style of music?

I play mainly death metal and viking metal, I did nothing wrong, contrary to what we read, gain, I think is sufficient, while still having the margin. sounds can be adjusted to sound accurate, mushy, full hollow so anything is possible

With what (s) guitar (s) / low (s) or effect (s) do you play?

I have a cort x6 and jackson rx10d

amp reproduces well the personality of the 2 instruments,
This may also be a problem,
for some adjustment, the Cort will sound "normal" while Jackson will be far more serious.
But hey, it suits me me, I use the Cort for shred and another melodic line, while jackson she is used (dropD) for rhythm so for me it niquel

What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?

good this issue is useless, I was not looking devellopper the sonoritées I do not like, maybe just a little lack of treble on the clean, not enough lens, but hey we do not play on fender, a split of mics and it's done!


For how long have you been using it?

about 6 months, and I am far from having made the turn, but then really far as its possibilities are enormous

Did you try many other models before getting this one?

a bit of everything from Peavey, Fender, others mesa (in this connection does not expect to sound like a correct eh), the engl, I tested the orange all the great models you might say,

What thing do you like most/least about it?

+ Extreme versatility,
+ The fact you can really worked on every detail of his
+ The "mesa" written above it is still shit fellas scratch <img class="smiley" src="/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_lol.gif" alt="" />
+ Exit emulation hp handy in the studio or concert
+ Much more!

- The channel and half the places to have 2 separate channels
- The round and not too clean enough crystalline
- Everyone n&#39;aprecie not spend time looking for her

What is your opinion about the value for the price?

given that dude sold it to me for only 200 € I have a say hahahahahaha *** No business in gold!

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?

oh yes a thousand times if you must, "!