The BIG Preamp & EQ Shootout

 

The ever-growing BIG PREAMP & EQ SHOOTOUT is based on 6 rounds of sound clip comparisons.

  • Round 1 – Fingers (Scoop)
  • Round 2 – Fingers (Bass Boost)
  • Round 3 – Fingers (Treble Boost)
  • Round 4 – Fingers (Mid Boost)
  • Round 5 – Slap
  • Round 6 – Pick

 

 

At this point, you can compare these preamp and EQ pedals:

  1. Aphex – Bass Xciter
  2. BBE – Sonic Stomp
  3. Eden World Tour DI (WTDI)
  4. Electro Harmonix – Bass Metaphors
  5. Tech 21 – SansAmp Bass Driver DI (BDDI)
  6. Tech 21 – SansAmp VT Bass DI
  7. TC Electronic – Spark Booster
  8. Empress – ParaEq
  9. AMT – BC-1 Bass Crunch
  10. Carl Martin – Boost Kick
  11. Darkglass – B7K Ultra
  12. Darkglass – B7K
  13. Source Audio – Programmable EQ
  14. Carl Martin – 3 Band Parametric Preamp
  15. ??? (MORE TO BE ADDED SOON!)

 

You can check out each of these pedals in much greater detail and listen to many more sound clips in the individual reviews.

 

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ALL ‘BIG’ SHOOTOUTS

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4 thoughts on “The BIG Preamp & EQ Shootout

  • February 11, 2016 at 6:01 PM
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    You should really add the new Pike Vulcan XL to the list.

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    • February 14, 2016 at 9:57 PM
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      Wow! I hadn’t heard of them before, but looks very interesting. Duly noted and on the wish list!

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  • March 18, 2016 at 1:02 PM
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    Please, Please, Please test the EBS ValveDrive DI in comparison with other Preamps!
    Please …

    Thanks a lot!
    JR

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    • March 18, 2016 at 3:43 PM
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      Hi JR,

      I have that on the wish list – along with the Micro Bass II (and a bunch of other pedals from EBS). I will try to get my hands on them, but can’t make any promises on how fast. Eventually, I am sure I will find both of them. Please check in once in a while or subscribe to the newsletter so you won’t miss out when it happens :-)

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