Recommendations for preamp pedal please

Duane_the_tub

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Do you have a budget? The Custom Tones Ethos OD is one of the most killer preamp pedals on the planet, but it ain't cheap.
 

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Do you have a budget? The Custom Tones Ethos OD is one of the most killer preamp pedals on the planet, but it ain't cheap.
I started to withdraw the idea actually and keep using the Laney IRT Studio amp.. and yeah.. this Ethos is pricy !
 

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I just got the Mooer Pre Amp Live, which seems to do what you're after, with or without cab sim (using IR). My excuse was for silent recording at home, but I also play at some open mic nights, so having a portable rig that just plugs straight into the PA seems useful too. FWIW I have 3 good valve amps (Marshall SV20H 'Plexi', Mini Jubilee and a Fender '64 Deluxe) and various cabs too, so I like having a mixture of tech to inspire me.

So far I've only had a couple of evenings playing with it and trying out the settings/phone app, but it's very easy to tweak settings without getting sucked into a hole of 'computer programming' like some devices I've tried in the past. In fact I can just treat it like 12 selectable amps and use the knobs like a normal amp would have to adjust things.
 

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I just got the Mooer Pre Amp Live, which seems to do what you're after, with or without cab sim (using IR). My excuse was for silent recording at home, but I also play at some open mic nights, so having a portable rig that just plugs straight into the PA seems useful too. FWIW I have 3 good valve amps (Marshall SV20H 'Plexi', Mini Jubilee and a Fender '64 Deluxe) and various cabs too, so I like having a mixture of tech to inspire me.

So far I've only had a couple of evenings playing with it and trying out the settings/phone app, but it's very easy to tweak settings without getting sucked into a hole of 'computer programming' like some devices I've tried in the past. In fact I can just treat it like 12 selectable amps and use the knobs like a normal amp would have to adjust things.
But it is $400 !!!! :facepalm:
It is out of my budget
 

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Mine was B Stock, so under $300 if my exchange rate calculation is correct. I'm sure there will be secondhand ones around before long, so just something to keep in mind.
 

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Mine was B Stock, so under $300 if my exchange rate calculation is correct. I'm sure there will be secondhand ones around before long, so just something to keep in mind.
Egypt sounds like a world apart when it comes to buying gear. I thought Canadians got hosed on prices until I heard what Brother Mockbel has to deal with.
 

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Egypt sounds like a world apart when it comes to buying gear. I thought Canadians got hosed on prices until I heard what Brother Mockbel has to deal with.
Yeah that’s true.. I have to come up with work arounds and out of the box ideas here :)

Actually I am thinking of a boost pedal with some built in eq like the EP Boost or adjustable eq like the Micro Amp Plus or TCE Spark.. all what need is a slight shaping of the clean sound which is so flat now...

Note if you not following my other post, I am currently connecting the pedalboard directly to power amp.. sounds good with overdrive/ distortion but very flat when everything is off
 




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