Mesa Boogie Quad Preamp
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Mesa Boogie Quad Preamp

Quad Preamp, Tube Guitar Preamp from Mesa Boogie.

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PierreMortez 10/21/2003

Mesa Boogie Quad Preamp : PierreMortez's user review

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Then the quad is actually a preamp lamps (8 ECC83) with 2 * 2 channels. It's basically two preamps in one!
Each "section" has a rhythm and a lead sound.
It features an instrument input and two outputs jack 6.35, A and B, independent, each of which are proportional knob.
The quad also has a nice reverb, with only one control: the volume. And it's good for a preamp, because all the preamps do not have a good reverb!
PLus an effects loop: a send and return 2.
There is a fiddle with buttons, with push / pull! it looks like a texas instrument!
+ A 5-band graphic equalizer for Series 2 channels, whose frequencies are very well chosen !!!!! This is the formidable weapon!
It can be controlled by the pedal or fu-2 pm (all versions are not midi ...).

UTILIZATION

As usual, the configuration in mesa is not very intuitive! But that's also why we have a lot of possibilities! To find her among all the knobs, the psh / pull and the graphic eq ... Enjoy! It is best to leave the presets basic instructions (available hard mesa site). They are vriment well. After you change a few things depending on the guitar, the style, ... the taste!

SOUNDS

My style is rock, rock California (Lukather, Landau, foo ...) but I like having all kinds of sounds! And it's true that the quad in this style is SUPER!
The sounds are clean .... CLEAN! you can also get pretty good crunch sounds and distos are simply .... majestic!! It can range from U2's enough medium to its hard with a lot more than medium and boost bass and treble ... Sounds!

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for about 2 years I love the sound of all channels, especially the clean and the Lead 2. Before I had a rocktron Gainiac .... nothing to do!
This rating preamp used about 750 euros (and yes, obviously, it does makes more ...)
I would not hesitate remake that choice.
For more info, check out this site: all the schemas of the quad and lots of other preamps: http://www.vanhelden.demon.nl/gear/quad.htm