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Mesa Boogie V-twin

Discussion in 'Recording' started by downflow, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. downflow

    downflow Guest

    What would happen if I tried to use my v-twin for a vocal preamp? What is the difference between a good guitar pre and a vocal pre?
  2. will keeris

    will keeris Guest

    i was thinking the same!
    i have a v-twin pedal and gonna try it soon for other things than guitar. mine has a (so far never used) mixer-output.
  3. Lordnielson

    Lordnielson Guest

    found this on google groups :

    While looking for new vocal sounds I stumbled across an interesting trick. I
    discovered that if you insert the V-Twin into your vocal channel and set the
    gain right, you get a poor-mans tube vocal preamp. Except... combined with
    the proper compression it sounds super thick and fat. The "coloring" from
    the V-Twin adds a very smooth low-mid warmth to any vocal as well as
    exciting the whole mid-range. It took me a while to get the settings
    perfect, but you can even squeeze a little natural tube compression out of
    this box. I know it's a little odd to use a guitar floor toy for vocals
    other than for obvious effect, but this really works well. Now for the

    From your insert cable, go in to the instrument in (duh), come out of the
    power amp out.
    Set your gain to about 2.5 to 3, set your master to 4.
    As far as eq goes I've had luck with running everything at 5, but each combo
    (mic, mixer, vocalist) will lend itself to a little experimentation. Try
    Bass 4.5, Middle 5, Treble 4 and Presence at 6.5.

    I'd like to hear how you make out with this little trick. Maybe someone from
    Mesa will catch on and turn out a dedicated vocal preamp (sending me one
    gratis, of course).

    I've also used this on kick drums, acoustic guitars, etc with the same
    positive results.

    Mike Callewaert

    Give that a shot myself when I get the time...

    The Lord
  4. Treena Foster

    Treena Foster Active Member

    Jul 4, 2003
    I did this same thing with a band Called SRO, (Standing Room Only) used it on a vocal track to give it a distorted sound, other then over driving a compressor, it sounded great, TRY IT!

    Treena :h:
  5. alexthegypsy

    alexthegypsy Guest

    Mike Callewaert

    Trying to obtain rights for a song written by Mike.
    Anyone have any idea of how to obtain contact information ?
    Seems to have disappeared from sight ( or at least for now ).

    thanks :wink:

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