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Muris Varajic
Hi guys. smile.gif


Yesterday I bought this awesome preamp on US ebay.
Gonna write review as soon as I get it and try it in details.
Had to share this with you!! smile.gif

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tonymiro
Congrats Muris smile.gif .

Cheers,
Tony
Muris Varajic
QUOTE (tonymiro @ Nov 8 2007, 08:17 PM) *
Congrats Muris smile.gif .

Cheers,
Tony


Thanks a lot Tony,once more! smile.gif
mattacuk
Mr Muris,
I was wondering what exactly is a preamp? I have always wondered but been to embaressed to ask! laugh.gif wink.gif
Muris Varajic
Hi Matt smile.gif

It's like part of a real amp(where channels,drive,clean,EQs are) but without power section.
So you need some power amp to use it live
while it works great in direct recording option.
And this one has MIDI so you can store like 123 sounds,
8 channel modes-from soft clean to Nu-Metal stuff,5 12ax7 tubes etc.
Can't wait to put my hands on it tho!! smile.gif
Gabriel Leopardi
QUOTE (muris @ Nov 8 2007, 04:11 PM) *
Hi guys. smile.gif
Yesterday I bought this awesome preamp on US ebay.
Gonna write review as soon as I get it and try it in details.
Had to share this with you!! smile.gif



great Muris!! but.. which preamp have you bought?


gabriel.-
Muris Varajic
Thanks Gabriel. smile.gif

Mesa Triaxis Version 2.
tonymiro
QUOTE (muris @ Nov 8 2007, 01:26 PM) *
Hi Matt smile.gif

It's like part of a real amp(where channels,drive,clean,EQs are) but without power section.
So you need some power amp to use it live
while it works great in direct recording option.
And this one has MIDI so you can store like 123 sounds,
8 channel modes-from soft clean to Nu-Metal stuff,5 12ax7 tubes etc.
Can't wait to put my hands on it tho!! smile.gif


+1 but just to add that the preamp needs some form of frequency compensation/speaker simulation and load on the line out - without which you could blow the tubes. Most preamps have this but not all.

Cheers,
Tony
Muris Varajic
QUOTE (tonymiro @ Nov 8 2007, 08:47 PM) *
+1 but just to add that the preamp needs some form of frequency compensation/speaker simulation and load on the line out - without which you could blow the tubes. Most preamps have this but not all.

Cheers,
Tony


Very good point Tony,as always. smile.gif
This one has 2 types of outputs,one for power amp and another one for direct recording.
Without these,cab simulator is truly needed.
Kristofer Dahl
Awesome - can't wait to hear some sound samples! biggrin.gif
Muris Varajic
Same here Kris,thanks! biggrin.gif
Kristofer Dahl
QUOTE (muris @ Nov 8 2007, 08:59 PM) *
Same here Kris,thanks! biggrin.gif


biggrin.gif You already have a very inspiring sound - I have tweaked my delay settings because of you! laugh.gif
Muris Varajic
laugh.gif That's very kind Kris! smile.gif
But wait till I add G-Force to it wink.gif
mattacuk
QUOTE (muris @ Nov 8 2007, 07:26 PM) *
Hi Matt smile.gif

It's like part of a real amp(where channels,drive,clean,EQs are) but without power section.
So you need some power amp to use it live
while it works great in direct recording option.
And this one has MIDI so you can store like 123 sounds,
8 channel modes-from soft clean to Nu-Metal stuff,5 12ax7 tubes etc.
Can't wait to put my hands on it tho!! smile.gif


Sounds great!! Could i buy a cheaper pre-amp for my Vox AC15 do you know? smile.gif
Andrew Cockburn
Looks very cool Muris - get us some sound samples already!

QUOTE (mattacuk @ Nov 8 2007, 03:25 PM) *
Sounds great!! Could i buy a cheaper pre-amp for my Vox AC15 do you know? smile.gif


Matt, your AC15 already has a preamp built in - this would be kind of overkill, though if you have an effects loop you can plug one in there and bypass the AC15 preamp entirely.

I have to admit that I am not convinced there is much of a difference between a preamp and some multifx units in terms of what they do, except I imagine that preamps such as Muris' have very specific voicings to get a killer sound whereas multi fx are designed to be neutral (until you add amp and cab modelling). Can anyone throw some light on this?
Gabriel Leopardi
QUOTE (muris @ Nov 8 2007, 04:34 PM) *
Thanks Gabriel. smile.gif

Mesa Triaxis Version 2.



That's great!! Let us hear some samples! smile.gif

gabriel.-
tonymiro
QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Nov 8 2007, 02:55 PM) *
I have to admit that I am not convinced there is much of a difference between a preamp and some multifx units in terms of what they do, except I imagine that preamps such as Muris' have very specific voicings to get a killer sound whereas multi fx are designed to be neutral (until you add amp and cab modelling). Can anyone throw some light on this?



Assuming that we're talking about rack multis like g major/force, eventide eclipse then I'd say you're pretty much right Andrew. A pre like Muris's lovely new Triaxis will be specifically designed to be able to reproduce various Mesa amps - and others. I'm guessing a bit but I'm sure it can do a great Mark 1 and 2 and a Dual/Triple Rec. Quite a few high end pre's have tube circuitary along with state of the art electronics for midi etc.

Something like a G Force may have some preamp programmes but they'll be a digital emulation and passed through a digital circuit. To my way of thinking a quality rack multi effects really excels usually at things like time and modulation type effects like reverb, echo, chorus and flanging etc. For eq and compression my preference there would be to a separate rack eq and rack compressor generally. (Anyone mention Neve smile.gif .)

There's of course one or two multis like the Eclipse that can also do eq and compression well though:



Daer Santi,
kan i ave a eventide ecliplse 4 mi Xmas pressie pleese. I ave ben a gud bouy an I wil leeve a karrot 4 rudolf.
Luv
Tony aged 44 smile.gif




(Well it's got to be worth a try biggrin.gif )
Cheers,
Tony
Andrew Cockburn
Thanks!

Let me know if the Santa thing works out ...
David Wallimann
Nice!!!!
I wonder if you won the one I was bidding on? :-)
Muris Varajic
QUOTE (Wallimann @ Nov 8 2007, 11:25 PM) *
Nice!!!!
I wonder if you won the one I was bidding on? :-)

You were bidding too??
Guy's name is Aaron,is that the one?
David Wallimann
No, that's not me...
I was probably on another one...
Can't wait for the samples!

QUOTE (muris @ Nov 8 2007, 06:22 PM) *
You were bidding too??
Guy's name is Aaron,is that the one?
Muris Varajic
QUOTE (Wallimann @ Nov 9 2007, 12:25 AM) *
No, that's not me...
I was probably on another one...
Can't wait for the samples!


Ok wink.gif

Will post few as soon as I get it tho!! smile.gif
Unleash-The-Shred
Awesome, Mesa is a great company.
Muris Varajic
Absolutely!! smile.gif

And combined with 2:90 power amp that I already have,
comes like Dual Rectifier. cool.gif
Andrew Cockburn
QUOTE (muris @ Nov 8 2007, 07:18 PM) *
Absolutely!! smile.gif

And combined with 2:90 power amp that I already have,
comes like Dual Rectifier. cool.gif


Ahhhh ... awesome combination!
tonymiro
QUOTE (muris @ Nov 8 2007, 06:18 PM) *
Absolutely!! smile.gif

And combined with 2:90 power amp that I already have,
comes like Dual Rectifier. cool.gif


I'd say better smile.gif as it can do the Dual Rec bit and so much more. Sure you're going to have hours of fun with it Muris especially when you get the G Force added smile.gif .

Cheers,
Tony
Muris Varajic
Thanks Tony,sure I will!! smile.gif
Unleash-The-Shred
I've always wanted a Triple Recto.
Owen
Congrats Muris, looks cool smile.gif

QUOTE (Unleash-The-Shred @ Nov 9 2007, 12:44 AM) *
I've always wanted a Triple Recto.


I wanted one since I saw them laugh.gif Price is overkill though and I dont think my playing would do them justice unsure.gif tongue.gif
Muris Varajic
Thanks Owen. smile.gif

Mesa gear is truly top notch,and killer with the price as well huh.gif
WTN
QUOTE (Unleash-The-Shred @ Nov 8 2007, 06:04 PM) *
Awesome, Mesa is a great company.


Great preamp Muris. Great company indeed. There are just a couple of stores in Houston that handle their products. I got jacked around by two of them. I write a letter to Randy Smith - the president/founder of Mesa. He calls me on the phone to make things right. I ended up buying a Mesa Tremoverb off of ebay and Randy had a great customer rep from Mesa call me. They sent me a complete set of new Mesa tubes for my used Tremoverb - and these are not cheap. Absolutely amazing. When will it arrive Muris? We are waiting to hear it.
Muris Varajic
Thanks. smile.gif

It shall arrive in few weeks I hope.
And Smith is awesome guy,founder of many cool features regarding to tube world.
Odd he had to leave Mesa and start his own company.
But still Randall amps are great,it's just that Mesa is more famous I believe.
Hisham Al-Sanea
QUOTE (muris @ Nov 8 2007, 11:11 PM) *
Hi guys. smile.gif
Yesterday I bought this awesome preamp on US ebay.
Gonna write review as soon as I get it and try it in details.
Had to share this with you!! smile.gif

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congrat muris
Muris Varajic
QUOTE (Hisham @ Nov 12 2007, 06:57 AM) *
congrat muris



Thanks mate wink.gif
WTN
QUOTE (muris @ Nov 11 2007, 11:46 PM) *
Thanks. smile.gif

It shall arrive in few weeks I hope.
And Smith is awesome guy,founder of many cool features regarding to tube world.
Odd he had to leave Mesa and start his own company.
But still Randall amps are great,it's just that Mesa is more famous I believe.


Muris,

Randall Smith (Mesa) and Don Randall (Randall amps) are two different folks.
Muris Varajic
QUOTE (WTN @ Nov 12 2007, 07:15 AM) *
Muris,

Randall Smith (Mesa) and Don Randall (Randall amps) are two different folks.


Man,have I missed that????!!!!!????? ohmy.gif
Ivan Milenkovic
Hej Muris, cestitke na TriAxis-u. Nadam se da ce biti nekih semplova! smile.gif AKo nije problem reci malo detaljnije koju poweramp sekciju koristis i koji kabinet bi isao uz to. Hvala smile.gif
Chris Evans
QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Nov 21 2007, 05:37 PM) *
Hej Muris, cestitke na TriAxis-u. Nadam se da ce biti nekih semplova! smile.gif AKo nije problem reci malo detaljnije koju poweramp sekciju koristis i koji kabinet bi isao uz to. Hvala smile.gif


blink.gif mellow.gif ?
Muris Varajic
QUOTE (Smells @ Nov 21 2007, 07:30 PM) *
blink.gif mellow.gif ?


laugh.gif wink.gif

It's sort of our local type of language but I'm gonna answer in english. wink.gif

Still haven't got Triaxis,bought it recently,should be here in few days I hope.
Not sure of preamp/sound section but I guess all 8 are awesome biggrin.gif
I have Mesa 2:90 poweramp and I run it on 2 x 12 custom cab ,Celestion GT-100 speakers.
Gonna post some sound clips for sure. wink.gif
Ivan Milenkovic
Again sorry for the local language. Ill write in english, respectivly to the other members.

Transaltion of my earlier post would be :

Hay Muris, congratulations on Triaxis. I hope there will be some samples soon. If not a problem tell me in little detail what poweramp section are you using and what cab would go along with that. Thanks
tonymiro
QUOTE (Muris @ Nov 21 2007, 08:44 PM) *
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Still haven't got Triaxis,bought it recently,should be here in few days I hope.


Hope it does mate - sod's law is that it will arrive the day after you leave for Egypt sad.gif . (Hope it arrives BEFORE you go though smile.gif .)

You're much more patient mellow.gif then I am though: I'd be tearing my hair out by now wink.gif .

Cheers,
Tony
WTN
QUOTE (Muris @ Nov 21 2007, 01:44 PM) *
laugh.gif wink.gif

It's sort of our local type of language but I'm gonna answer in english. wink.gif

Still haven't got Triaxis,bought it recently,should be here in few days I hope.
Not sure of preamp/sound section but I guess all 8 are awesome biggrin.gif
I have Mesa 2:90 poweramp and I run it on 2 x 12 custom cab ,Celestion GT-100 speakers.
Gonna post some sound clips for sure. wink.gif


Might as well wait until the TC Gforce arrives too before giving us some samples - might take you a while to figure out how these work - like I said before, you might have to put your girl friend on the back burner for a while.
Muris Varajic
Thanks for support Tony!! smile.gif

Yeah,looks like I've got used to waiting pretty well
but I'm still reading manuals in a mean while. wink.gif

Don't think I could get it before Egypt tho,
Triaxis is already at my friend's in Vienna and he's waiting for G-Force to arrives as well,
then he'll be shipping it all together my way.

So I'll probably put a grin on my face when I get home from Egypt. biggrin.gif
The Uncreator
Cant wait to hear the lessons with the new toy, congratulations Muris smile.gif
botoxfox
Congrats Muris
Muris Varajic
Thanks guys smile.gif
tonymiro
QUOTE (Muris @ Nov 22 2007, 02:46 AM) *
So I'll probably put a grin on my face when I get home from Egypt. biggrin.gif



Something extra nice to look forward to coming home to then Muris smile.gif .

And have a safe and enjoyable trip as well smile.gif .

Cheers,
Tony
Muris Varajic
Thank you Tony smile.gif
Juan M. Valero
Oh !!!!! Looks awesome, I wish heard how it sounds biggrin.gif

Congratulations Muris biggrin.gif
Muris Varajic
QUOTE (Juan M. Valero @ Nov 22 2007, 04:07 PM) *
Oh !!!!! Looks awesome, I wish heard how it sounds biggrin.gif

Congratulations Muris biggrin.gif



Thanks Juan. smile.gif

Few more days to get this baby in working shape,
gave it to el. tech. guy to change power supply INSIDE of unit,
converter I got isn't strong enough unfortunately sad.gif
But I played it few hours before I noticed converter got too hot,
sounds as hell indeed!! biggrin.gif
And what surprised me the most,clean sounds are amazing too
along with Mesa's well known Hi-Gain stuff. wink.gif
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