Mesa Boogie Studio Preamp
Mesa Boogie Studio Preamp

Studio Preamp, Tube Guitar Preamp from Mesa Boogie.

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joemanix 03/23/2005

Mesa Boogie Studio Preamp : joemanix's user review


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Analog Pramp all lamps (5 12AX7) 2U.
2 channels: clean and saturated (legalization common base), reverb spring
5 band equalizer (very well Designed for guitar) which can be used not used on the two channels, or only on the channel when it is saturated select.
Control at the foot of the channel, EQ, Reverb.
1 Stereo effects loop, direct output Stereo output + Stereo recording with analog accumulation of HP.


Simple enough ... but all lamps with passive legalization creates significant interractions between rglages. APRS initial contact (which gives a good impression), do not spend time hsiter THE rglage.
The problem is the trade-off between clear channel and the saturated interractions are important. On the one hand, even legalization (bass / mid / TREB), but especially big influence on the grain rglage VOLUME channel saturated (we quickly understand when you see the Schematic). This can be a problem in live (dpend this style of music) because ultimately you can not have many good combinations to commutation imbalances in the foot. on the other hand, in the studio, many possibilities, especially with the 5-band equalizer trs effective. Studio preamp ... ah yes, that's his name!


I use it in between return (power amp) in my peavey classic 50.
Exceptionally clear sound: no saturation, it gives an impression of nanmoins grain with lots of depth.
However, must be used with the equalizer to be on top. My rglage a strato sound for SRV's "Lenny": 10% =- 80Hz, 240Hz = +90%, +80% = 750Hz, 2200Hz =- 100%, 100% = 6800Hz.
The sound is saturated trs particular grain forcment not consistent every taste, saturation sizeable but not extreme. At low frequencies of serious micro strato, sound a bit like a fuzz grows, but quickly rev higher notes are Dfine imbalances and remain throughout the rest of the round.
Low levels of saturation are possible for a bluesy crunch or even jou in agreements, but the grain enough for IDAL pais is not a "clean / crunch" really clear.
But the highlight does all forget is that, dynamically, sound well to the nuances Ragit trs. The sound "up" easily ds that we work a little notes. It's pretty rare.


I use it for 6 months.
Trs good sound, warm, always dynamic trs. Thank you the graphic equalizer.
Not very practical for rglages (The failure to really indpendants two channels) but trs for designers to someone who seeks above all a sound.