I confess....... I'm a gear head.
Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:31 PM
Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:39 PM
The initial run at dialing the preamp was good.........got a very natural reproduction of the Hummingbirds' sound with not much dial twisting. However, there was another factor involved: an O-Port, which I dropped in the guitar earlier this week as an experiment. Pretty much invisible, it does make an audible change in the sound, much like I heard in a previous test of the same: compression. The acoustic, unamplified tone is smoothed overall and very well balanced. The thing I did not know is how well the thing controls feedback. After dialing the instrument with the O-Port, i removed it and hooked back up. Wow. An entirely different sound from the previous settings of the preamp with a tendency to get that acoustic howl we all know and love. With the O-Port there was not a hint of feedback. Hmmm. Perhaps for live, amplified performance the O-Port is the way to go.........got an excellent tone and zero feedback.
The experimenting continues............
Posted 12 January 2017 - 08:20 AM
Let us know how it works in the LIVE sitch!
in terms of being a gear head, I confess, I am as well, I should share some photos of the collection of crap I've amassed over the years...
I'm sometimes ashamed of myself.. (not often mind you but sometimes..)
Posted 17 January 2017 - 11:02 AM
ohhh just wait till you mic one up, and have a great mic, and mic pre.....a dab of compression, a bit of eq, it will have a man selling his own kids, wife and house........
I was hoping they would not approve a payment plan, no such luck.....I have a problem.