jahozer wrote:can you explain your intersound ivp, please?
Intersound's IVP (instrument voice preamp) was fairly popular preamp in the late 70s and 80s and found to this day in many studios who feel it is a superior analog preamp.
It was used by both Bob Weir and Phil Lesh in the late 70s and into the 80s. This was the rig Bobby used before going to MIDI.
Here are some of the key features:
- true tube emulation
- a pre-tone stack loop (aka pre preamp loop)
- a an fx loop
- A semi-parametric eq
- both balanced and unbalanced outputs
- front inputs and all rear outputs and loops
- works well for: guitar, bass & acoustic
It is exceptional at tone shaping. Having a semi-parametric eq really helps properly boost and cut troubled frequencies. My main guitar (with some amps) sometimes sounds a bit muddy for my tastes. I used to use an EQ to cut around 290 but this does it just fine.
Really, the IVP and UE-400 get that Bobby sound very well. Heck it is exactly what he was using!