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Old 08-20-2009, 11:08 PM
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I know this is a Smith forum but I can't quite afford one yet. With the Pedulla Thunderbolt I have, can I use the P.A.P.A. preamp since both are active? Would it make that much of an improvement over the sound I already have? The highs are really good the lows a little muddy, sometimes. I am running a Fender rumble 100. I know it isn't the amps everyone else run but I don't have $1k for that either, right now. It may be the amp causing sound issue also but I honestly don't know. I love the Smith sound I hear on Youtube.

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Old 08-20-2009, 11:36 PM
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I know this is a Smith forum but I can't quite afford one yet. With the Pedulla Thunderbolt I have, can I use the P.A.P.A. preamp since both are active? Would it make that much of an improvement over the sound I already have? The highs are really good the lows a little muddy, sometimes. I am running a Fender rumble 100. I know it isn't the amps everyone else run but I don't have $1k for that either, right now. It may be the amp causing sound issue also but I honestly don't know. I love the Smith sound I hear on Youtube.

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Sure, set the bass flat and use the P.A.P.A. to adjust your tone.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:38 PM
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I know this is a Smith forum but I can't quite afford one yet. With the Pedulla Thunderbolt I have, can I use the P.A.P.A. preamp since both are active? Would it make that much of an improvement over the sound I already have? The highs are really good the lows a little muddy, sometimes. I am running a Fender rumble 100. I know it isn't the amps everyone else run but I don't have $1k for that either, right now. It may be the amp causing sound issue also but I honestly don't know. I love the Smith sound I hear on Youtube.

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Would it make much of an improvement? You'll have to try it with your set-up to determine that.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:39 PM
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I know this is a Smith forum but I can't quite afford one yet. With the Pedulla Thunderbolt I have, can I use the P.A.P.A. preamp since both are active? Would it make that much of an improvement over the sound I already have? The highs are really good the lows a little muddy, sometimes. I am running a Fender rumble 100. I know it isn't the amps everyone else run but I don't have $1k for that either, right now. It may be the amp causing sound issue also but I honestly don't know. I love the Smith sound I hear on Youtube.

Thanks for the help


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Yeah, the amp you have is a problem. Until you can upgrade your amp and cabinets, you won't fully know the potential of what you have with your instruments.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:42 PM
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I know this is a Smith forum but I can't quite afford one yet. With the Pedulla Thunderbolt I have, can I use the P.A.P.A. preamp since both are active? Would it make that much of an improvement over the sound I already have? The highs are really good the lows a little muddy, sometimes. I am running a Fender rumble 100. I know it isn't the amps everyone else run but I don't have $1k for that either, right now. It may be the amp causing sound issue also but I honestly don't know. I love the Smith sound I hear on Youtube.

Thanks for the help


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As far as "the Smith sound you hear on Youtube"? Not a good measure. Once you hear a Smith played through a quality set-up live, then you can better determine what a great sounding bass set-up you have.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:44 PM
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