Pedal preamp shootout
Over the years I've accumulated a few pedal preamps. It all started
with the Aguilar DB924 which I've used A LOT. Last summer I bought
the EBS Micro Bass II for a Europe tour I was doing (you never
know what amp you'll be provided when away from home). Finally,
when Aguilar put out the Tone Hammer, because of its versatility
and good price I HAD to get one.
So here I am with three really good preamps but I can (and will)
only use one at a time, sometimes any of them actually. So I had
the idea of making audio clips of all of them to see what they
can do. Here's my results available for you:
I recommend to download all the clips and put them in a playlist
(in Windows Media player for example) in order to better hear
the differences between them.
Here's pictures of the different preamps and
Aguilar Tone Hammer (set to sound like the DB924)
Aguilar Tone Hammer (mid boost)
Aguilar Tone Hammer (mid cut)
EBS Micro Bass II (channel A)
EBS Micro Bass II (channel B)
- Lakland DJ4; 2007, rosewood fingerboard and Aero pickups.
Strings are DR Nickel Lo-Riders.
- Bayou: 12', canare GS-6 cable, neutrik connectors.
- Bass to Aguilar DB900 DI into Lexicon Alpha USB soundcard
direct to Cubase LE. No compression or any EQ added.