to make a better signal out of my six separate piezos.. since there exists a lot of cool equipment AND most important, i can’t listen to my tone if it doesn’t run through an echoplex style preamp. period. i use three in a row and thats exactly because i need nothing else, actually. it comes down to being a buffer, a gainstage, a baxandall circuit and generally the precursor of each your hifi’s loudness eq setting. no joke. just google RAY BUTTS and find out where it leads you...
onboard preamp board
i am dreaming of installing the following in my guitar: 24 preamps, three layers, 1/2 inch thickness, eurorack format configuration 6x(3+INS+1)
the guitar will get 6-7 additional ouputs as the best preamp design is quite straightforward, why not overbuild a simple component like an onboard buffer, include some cabling, keep it simple and then get more out of my pedals, that again do the same?
you might wonder why? wonder? why? just try.. see Ray Butts Echoplex Preamps nachgebaut in Serie ‘nuff said.
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