Sebatron vmp-4000e

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by godotzilla, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. godotzilla

    godotzilla Guest

    I know that Sebatron himself has been warned about promoting this unit on this board, but I'm curious if any here have had a chance to use one of these units? I've read some good reviews and heard a lot of good word-of-mouth. To what other pres is the VMP comparable?

  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    As we speak I am awaiting the arrival of one of the Sebatron VMP-40000e's. Sebatron has kindly offer one of these wonderful pres up to the "Alter of review". I will be comparing it to a pair of Neve Amek 9098 pre I have using a variety of classic mics including a U87i, C12a and a vintage AKG 451. I will report on this as soon as I possibly can. keep an eye on the review page here or on the Emag.

    If I may ask, is there anything special you would like me to do (short of damaging the unit) in the review? Kurt
  3. godotzilla

    godotzilla Guest

    Dang! I was going to ask you try dropping it off a three-story structure to test the unit's tone during high velocity situations.

    Actually, I'm very curious to hear how it performs on guitar and bass--particularly how the "air" and bass enhancers affect the signal, just how colored it gets. Of course I'm also intensely curious how it works for vocals, too. I would primarily be using a Rode NTK w/ such a pre, so I'm also curious how it interacts w/ a tube mic.

    Thanks, Kurt! I am eagerly anticipating your review!

  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    Well I have a variety of Bass' and guitars here. What kind are you using? As far as the tube mic, the C12a should fill the bill on that. Is that cool? Kurt
  5. godotzilla

    godotzilla Guest

    I've been using a MIM Fender Jazz bass. For guitars/amps, I've been using mostly a 62 Strat into a Vox AC30, a Marshall SLP, and a Naylor Superclub (30-watt, single 12"). I haven't done too much in the way of direct guitar to pre, mainly because my current pres are not well-suited to that task--and I love micing cabs to get the air going.

    I'm sure that the gear you have on hand for testing is going to provide a more than suitable benchmark. I'm interested to hear how the Sebatron captures your Fender amp.
  6. mcguin

    mcguin Guest

    just ordered a sebatron pre myself - shipped yesterday
    looking forward to giving it a run
  7. Tungstengruvsten

    Tungstengruvsten Active Member

    Sep 10, 2001
    Guelph, Ontario
    I waffled over one and just couldn't get enough scratch together even though Sebatron offered me a's still on my mind tho-

    Can't wait to read the review and hear some user reports...

    Hey Dan! Funny running into you here...Thanks so much for the Lucid Genx6/8824-this has made an incredible difference in my productions! Hope all is well-
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