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Thread: Tibe Mic solid state Pre vs Solid State Mic and Tube Pre

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    Tibe Mic solid state Pre vs Solid State Mic and Tube Pre

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    For someone starting out, would it be better to have a Tube mic with a solid state pre or a solid state mic and a tube pre?
    Me thinks SSmic w/Tube Pre......
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    Quote Originally Posted by homestudioguy
    Me thinks SSmic w/Tube Pre......
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    Me too. It took me about 1.7 seconds to come up with that answer........

    (assuming, of course, a "starting out" budget is at work here...)

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    It doesnt matter which you get tube mic to tube preamp or any other combo.
    What does matter is junk mic to junk preamp Junk preamp to junk mic.

    Quality is quality tube or not.

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    it's a matter of sound man. that's it. put as many tubes in the chain as you want. it does'nt matter. you either like the sound or you don't.
    artist formerly known as thebigredhotdog, formerly known as travelin travis, and formerly known as travisinflorida.

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    SS mic and SS pre!
    They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -B.F.

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    you could get more flexibility with a tube preamp. of course it's important what sort of preamp it is. a tube mic can sometimes be a PITA with the wrong sort of preamp .

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    all recording gear is overrated. Work on making the room you record in better. Even if you have to make it all temporary because you don't own the place.

    $1000 pres and mics don't sound good until they get a decent SOURCE put into them. -and that might including learning to play the guitar first.

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    Aw Man!

    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaws
    $1000 pres and mics don't sound good until they get a decent SOURCE put into them. -and that might including learning to play the guitar first.
    This is NOT a good thing!

    I understand the equipment quality piece, but I see a lot of comments relative which mic to buy first and I believe this question re: SSmic/Tube pre might help a little in that decision.

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BG/HSG

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    Quote Originally Posted by homestudioguy
    This is NOT a good thing!

    I understand the equipment quality piece, but I see a lot of comments relative which mic to buy first and I believe this question re: SSmic/Tube pre might help a little in that decision.

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BG/HSG
    Sorry I posted a suggestion outside the circle jerk of gear whores.

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    gee you're such an outlaw!

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