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2 tubes in a rig....a good thing?


Jdub2k1

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OK, I have the Voce V5 with a Motionsound Pro3t. The Pro3t has a tube in it already, but I am thinking about addind the blue tube with it. Would it destroy the organ sound or would it get me closer to the dirty b3 sound I am trying to get?
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Alot of Hammond Cloneheads highly recommend the Speakeasy Vintage Tube Preamp

 

The traditional Hammond/Leslie combo uses two tubes - a tube preamp in the organ and a tube amp in the Leslie. You've got the tube in the amp, a Blue Tube or Speakeasy will act as a Hammond preamp.

 

The beauty of the Speakeasy is that it is designed to specifically sweeten up the high-end of Hammond clones. All the folks over at the Yahoo! CloneWheel Group can't stop talking about this preamp pedal - its probably 3 times the cost of the Blue Tube though.

 

I'm sure someone has tried exactly what you're talking about either here or at that group...anyone?

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Man...you must want it really "dirty" sounding! When I turn up the overdrive on my V5, and then the tube drive on my KBR-3D, it already sounds as dirty as I would want it. I have put the V5 through my blue tube also, without the motionsound amp, which I do for ease of recording. Naturally, these 2 methods sound a little different, but I think either by itself would give you plenty of "creamy tube overdrive goodness".

Tom F.

"It is what it is."

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I crave tubes for that almost instantaneous "punch" they provide for my "Rhodes" sound, not for the distortion, though a little bit of tube distortion is nice when you accent a note really loud. To really get the tube "punch", I have found that the tubes in the power amp are much more responsible for the punch than the tubes in the preamp, although a combination of both is the punchiest. By the way, Leo Fender's last amp designs for 'Music Man' amps used solid state preamps with tube power amps.
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My little 1965 Fender Princeton Reverb amp has 7 tubes in it:

2 power tubes, 4 preamp tubes, and a rectifier tube. http://www.ampwares.com/ffg/princeton_reverb_bf_66f.jpg

 

I tried a Presonus ($250) tube preamp in front of my solid state amp and it added too much noise and just a little roundness and a tiny bit of punch, I stopped using it because it was noisy and of minimum benefit. In my opinion, the stand alone tube preamps being sold don't do enough for a keyboards sound and if they did everybody would be using them.

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