I just picked this pre up and it seems everything I run through it is distorted.There are no input or output adjustments on it, so I guess I'm stuck with one level, but do I need a pad after the mic, before the pre?
If so, which one is transparent enough(model numbers please).
Also, has anyone else used this pre before?
Any applications where it excels?
If you go to the Mercenary Audio website and look up Fletcher's article on vintage gear, he mentions a specific Shure pad. I don't remember the model number, but I have heard a couple of other people make the same recommendation.
I checked out the article but he doesn't mention a specific model number.He just says it's a "Shure variable pad".Am I missing something?
I believe the pad you are referring to is
Shure Switchable Attenuator-MODEL A15AS-
It is switchable to cut -15,-20, or -25 db.
I have 2 and use them all of the time,
whether or not they will help with your preamp issue I do not know.