This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Need help deciding on a preamp pedal.

Discussion in 'Backline' started by ArsMemoria, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. ArsMemoria

    ArsMemoria Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Buffalo Grove, IL
    I've been recording direct into my Scarlett 2i2 and using Lepou sims for a bit now, but haven't really been too thrilled with the results(plus, I run an old Macbook that frowns upon heavy CPU usages). I've been curious about the Blackstar HT pedals, but I've heard great things about AMT's Legend series. Have some of you guys here used one and/or the other and what would you go for?
     
  2. MIAnn

    MIAnn Juniors Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2011
    Messages:
    333
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    East London
    I think it was melb shredder who posted a fucking AWESOME sounding mix using the AMT P2 !!!
     
  3. ArsMemoria

    ArsMemoria Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Buffalo Grove, IL
    I've love to hear that if melb happens to pop in here. I found his thread, but the link is down(404 error).
     
  4. cartoonhead

    cartoonhead Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    I have a couple of amt stombox-size preamps, they are absolutely amasing. If you want to make a choice i can reamp some of yor DI-s for test.
     
  5. ArsMemoria

    ArsMemoria Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Buffalo Grove, IL
    If you're able to do that, I'd appreciate it. I'll drop you a PM.
     
  6. ~BURNY~

    ~BURNY~ Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2005
    Messages:
    5,097
    Likes Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I had the Blackstar HT dual for a short period. One of the worst pedal I ever had. It sounded horrible. Go for an AMT.
     
  7. if6was9

    if6was9 Ireland

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Messages:
    1,568
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    lreland
    Amt s-1 user here. Super handy pedal and sounds really good. I gigged mine quite a bit. This into an ehx magnum 44 poweramp pedal makes for the handiest gig setup I've ever used.
    The cab sim out on them isn't great though, it's very fizzy. That's something to bear in mind, I rarely used this feature so it didn't bother me.
     
  8. ArsMemoria

    ArsMemoria Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Buffalo Grove, IL
    I've heard mixed reactions to the cab sims on them, but the recordings I've heard with impulses sound amazing for what you're getting.

    Here's another question that just dawned on me, I've been going direct in from my pedalboard into the 2i2 line input. I've been reading a lot about people putting a DI box in between the guitar and interface. So my question is this: would this be a better buy and would just adding a preamp box in there without a dedicated DI just add more to the problem? Part of me thinks I'm over-analyzing this, but I also don't want to make another purchase and still have problems down the line.
     
  9. if6was9

    if6was9 Ireland

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Messages:
    1,568
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    lreland
    If you're going into your HI z input a di box wont make much difference.
     
  10. cartoonhead

    cartoonhead Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    AMT LA cabsims (like any other non-digital cabsims) sounds shitty, that's true).
     
  11. Leevious

    Leevious Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2013
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    8
    I was using the AMT E2 pedal with ReCabinet cab sims with pretty decent results. They have a good variety of high-gain amp-sims, and the pedal itself seems to be built very well. Also, I didn't care for the cab sim in the pedal either.
     
  12. ArsMemoria

    ArsMemoria Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Buffalo Grove, IL
    Sweet. Thanks for the help.
     
  13. Clockwork

    Clockwork Bass playing guy.

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,082
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Washington DC
    Had a blackstar distx for awhile and hated it. Have an amptweaker tight metal that I use sometimes though that I dig a lot.
     

Share This Page