AMT preamp pedal for thicker, midrangier high gain tone

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  1. HeHasTheJazzHands

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    So, yeah, i got the P2 pedal and love it. But it's more of a clear, tight, scooped tone. I want something that's the opposite. Thick, midrangier, while still tight but sounding HUGE.

    Kinda curious which one will fit the bill. Seems like the B2, D2, R2, or S2 will meet my needs there.

    What say you guys?
     
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    prob the r2 since it's supposed to emulate the triple recto. The engl one would prob work too.
     
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    I was thinking about the R2 at first, but I was also thinking the D2 or S2 would be better because of more mids.
     
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    you could always add in more mids with an eq/OD like a ts808 or od808x.
     
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    Nah, no plans to boost it. Just running straight in and using for 2000s alt metal/butt metal style riffing. :lol:
     
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    I have the R2 (never tried the P2 so I cant compare) but it has plenty of midrange on tap in my opinion. Plenty of bottom end too, very thick sounding.

    Though when I was reading reviews for it, quite a few posts said the R2 and P2 were very similar EQ-wise.
     
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    i got the E1, it sounds quite tight and clear, really aggressive with lots of high midrange, it is a bit ballsy but does not have a lot of low midrange though, i don't believe it would be the best option for you

    mind you, you could always go for the voicing you prefer and follow the preamp pedal with an EQ one to boost the ballsiness or to do any fine tweaking you might need
     
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    What the hell is butt metal?
     
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    I’ve tried the P2, K2, and R2. Out of those 3 the P2 was the midrange-iest one.

    If you want a more distinct midrange and don’t need to be super tight, i say try the O2
     
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    I totaly hear ya on this. I own the p2 among a bunch of other preamp pedals and though theyre all pretty fantastic i find a lack of low mids thickness/oomph/etc. My salution was to run a bbe sonicstomp (old bigger one or new mini) after the preamp or in loop and set the bbe low basically on full (4 o'clockish) it very much fills in that whole lower register and then on the preamp dial the low/bass a lot lower to compensate. I know a lot of people hate the bbe and that my suggestion if diming its low is just madness but have faith! Made my tone huge! Sounds great. All about lowering your preamp lows low enough to compensate. The bbe sonicstomp mini is only $100 maybe less. Worth trying out for yourself. Good luck
     
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    Though I've never even seen an AMT product in the flesh, I'd throw the VT2 (VHT) into the fray.

    Thick dry mids is what I got with a Pittbull CL/50.
     
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    Does the R2 have a lot more depth and low end bass chunk than the P2?
     
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    Yeah it's why I'm considering the Vt2 as well. It's a dry and tight sound, but still very thick sounding.

    Basically I'm looking for a tone like this. Lots of midrange grind, very thick sound, tight enough to cut through the mix without farting out.


     
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    Are you 100% committed to getting an AMT ? I've heard that the new Mooer pre-amp pedals are equally as good as the Legend 2 pedals, not to mention that they're a lot cheaper. Also, there are a few pictures floating around previewing the next 10 pedals in the line and it looks like there's going to be a Peavey 5150 (as opposed to the EVH from the 1st series) as well as a Friedman BE and a few other 'high gainers'.
     
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    Had the Mooer. Suffered from volume issues which seems to be common across the line.
     
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    Gotcha.. ;)

    It's not quite on topic but they did a cool high gain 'blind test' on Andertons that had some interesting results.



    Have you given any thought to the Atomic Ampli-Firebox or is it a bit too expensive ?
     
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    It’s definitely got a meatier low end. It’s just a kick ass preamp. And i don’t just mean kickass “for a pedal preamp”. I mean it legitimately kicks serious ass. Pair it with a good poweramp and it can stand toe to toe with a recto.
    All just my opinion of course
     
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