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post Jun 29 2019, 07:31 AM
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As many of you know, I lost my mother to Cancer a bit back. I started selling off my gear as if I expected to die myself. Mr Myasnikov was kind enough to give me a great deal on another Super Lead Tube Preamp as I was the first one he built a unit for in the United States and they took off after that. I've seen tons of them on youtube and they have become a bit of a "Thing". It's well earned. It's the best tube preamp I've ever tried. Bar none and I'm a real PLUGIN type of guy. So not really a "tube" "Cork Sniffer", and yet, this thing just souunds so amazing I can't get it out of my head. It just showed up and I"m thrilled to have it back. Evidently, the price on these has gone up. They are now $450 plud $50 shipping. Supply and demand I suppose. He let me try his "Marshal" preamp as well. I'm not a Marshall guy, so I'll probably sell this one for him. I'm keeping that super lead though. The Soldano emulation on my 11 rack is good, but it just can't cocmpare to this thing. He uses JJ tubes which are made by one of the machines that Nikolai Tesla Himself designed.
Attached ImageAttached ImageThis is my old direct (no fx) demo. New one coming.
Here is Leon Todd doing his demo. I contacted him and he told me he actually bought his after watching my demo. Small world!

Mr. Myasnikov has been very generous to my students in offering them a discount. I don't get any piece of this action, but I don't mind. These are amazing and I'm glad to share them.
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post Jun 29 2019, 02:34 PM
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Quick demo with NO NOISE GATE. Most modellers I've dealt with have some degree of noise any time you use any gain. Not so here. Quiet as death.

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post Jun 29 2019, 03:32 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jun 29 2019, 01:34 PM) *
Quick demo with NO NOISE GATE. Most modellers I've dealt with have some degree of noise any time you use any gain. Not so here. Quiet as death.


My experience with using pedals as preamp is similar, boosting a dist. pedal without going overboard I usually didn't need a noisegate. Some amps though uses very soft-clipping on first/second level of gain staging (to get a better low-gain sound) so that might be the answer.

Also why no love for the marshall (jcm800?), I imagine its a bit more work to get the soldano type sound from it (pre-boost, post eq etc.) but could be a cool companion for double tracking as they can really make the sound huge.


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post Jun 29 2019, 08:28 PM
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A rack preamp with four tubes in it might be expected to make a pinch more hiss than a solid state tube screamerish bit. Many modellers just can't help but add some noise when trying to emulate a tube. What makes this spiff is having 4 actual preamp tubes and not having it generate any hiss. The soldano version on my 11 rack certainly requires a noise gate. I'd forgotten how silent this guy makes these units. It's really top notch work.

I didn't get on well with the Marshall JCM clone. It just wasn't for me. Not to say it's not great, it's just not my thing. I'm sure it will make somebody really happy smile.gif My 11 rack has one fx loop and that's how I patch in the soldano clone. I turn off the "amp" block and turn on the fx loop block and bam, instant tube tone that sounds like a Soldano. As much as I tried I can't get my 11 rack soldano to have the same thickness/response/timbre as the mysanikov. It's just not possible. I'm mr "software guy" but somtimes you need the steel smile.gif



QUOTE (Mertay @ Jun 29 2019, 10:32 AM) *
My experience with using pedals as preamp is similar, boosting a dist. pedal without going overboard I usually didn't need a noisegate. Some amps though uses very soft-clipping on first/second level of gain staging (to get a better low-gain sound) so that might be the answer.

Also why no love for the marshall (jcm800?), I imagine its a bit more work to get the soldano type sound from it (pre-boost, post eq etc.) but could be a cool companion for double tracking as they can really make the sound huge.


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