- Mar 19, 2015
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the ceres is a dedicated preamp thoPretty much every pedal on your list of ones you've tried is intended to be an overdrive/distortion pedal to put into the front of an amp or into its fx return. You are unlikely to be happy with any of them if you intend to use them as a substitute for an amp.
They need a specialized higher voltage and higher Milliamp power cable (12v, 1.25 amp) so they are getting more to the tube than with say a 9v cable. As to whether they're pulling enough to fully utilize the 12ax7, i don't really know.I was curious about that.
Tell me, are they actually running enough volts through those things to actually get the tubes working?
Yes. In full mixes, guitar, bass, and drums, most of them sound usable, But... I'm looking to sort of take my tone to the next stage, if you catch my drift. Not that I'm looking for some kind of miracle box, but something that just has more "ooomph" and overall tonal refinement. I mean my guitar's good, no complaints there, and my interface, an Audient Sono, is more than getting the job done. It's just that I'm finding it hard to get a good sounding "core" tone. Not that I have a specific type of sound in my head, as I'm open to just about any high gain solution. Guess it's just a case of "I'll know it when I hear it", which is why I've been running through all these different types of pedals lately.