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Preamps and Processors
A Preamp Can Often Make "Good" Sound "Great!"
Could adding a preamplifier to your pickup and amp provide an improvement to your sound and/or setup? If you've got a couple of minutes, check out our detailed FAQ on the subject. But here's the shorthand -- some common reasons you might consider using a preamp:
• the input impedance specification of your amplifier is under 1 megohm
• there are features available from the preamp that are not on your amp, that can enhance or help with problems
• you want/need a convenient volume control (and tone controls?) close to you, for when your amplifier is not at your feet
• your pickup's output is very low, so you need a preamp to increase its signal level to better match your amplifier
• you want to blend multiple pickups, or a pickup and mic, etc.
• you need a good DI interface to send a feed to the soundman
So, which one do you choose? We've got lots of them, from tiny belt-clippable units to large table-top models -- and from stripped down simple units to ones which have more "bells and whistles" than a firetruck. So it largely depends on the features you want or need, and the format that you will find convenient.
Don't know what to choose? Please feel free to email or call us with your needs, and we'll help you figure out what will work best.
Also be sure to check out our FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) about preamps, impedance, and more, for more (hopefully useful) information.