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 Post subject: Takamine CT4B II preamp video review
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:04 am 
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Hi everyone, I've finally got around to doing a video review of the CT4B II preamp, as installed in my EF360GF Glenn Frey signature. In it I go through all the features of the preamp including how the tuner and tuner calibration functions work, and show how various EQ setting sound, both fingerstyle as well as strumming.

Link to the video: http://youtu.be/ciqgQjLnunE

Enjoy :)

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 Post subject: Re: Takamine CT4B II preamp video review
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:54 pm 
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Hi Bruno,

I enjoyed your review of the CT4BII preamp. Excellent job and a very nice sounding Glen Frey sig model. Also enjoyed your playing.

I have the CT4BII in my FP350SMCSB and enjoy the adjustability and user friendly features. I also have a Cool Tube in my TSF48C and I still have not decided which I like best. Both exellent pre-amps to be sure.

Thanks for posting,

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 Post subject: Re: Takamine CT4B II preamp video review
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:54 pm 
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Bruno - Another job WELL DONE !!!

Learned a few things I didn't know. You should be Takamine's Ambassador for Singapore !!!


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 Post subject: Re: Takamine CT4B II preamp video review
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:13 pm 
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Thanks for the encouragement Blues and Dave, much appreciated!

I'm planning to do reviews of both the Cool Tube and the CT4-DX preamp in the near future.

One of the issues I have found with many of the video reviews out there is that they are not clear about how the sound is being captured - a combination of mics and the direct sound, or miking the amplifier the guitar is plugged into, does not capture the pure sound of the pickup, which is what we are interested in when doing a review of the preamp.

I was also pleasantly surprised by how good the guitar sounded, especially with the EQ set flat - that is almost always the sign of a well designed and implemented pick up system.

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 Post subject: Re: Takamine CT4B II preamp video review
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:02 pm 
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Very helpful, thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Takamine CT4B II preamp video review
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:15 am 
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Bruno, small comment for your next review video ...

You mention the "barn door" housing for the pre-amp. You might want to mention that Takanine calls this the "Sound Choice Docking Port". This is important because I see sometimes pre-amps offered for sale on ebay saying "compatible with all sound choice dockng port equipped guitars". I get a few emails asking What the heck is THAT ?


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 Post subject: Re: Takamine CT4B II preamp video review
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:54 am 
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Thanks Dave, I have annotated this information at the appropriate place in the video. I knew it was called the something port but could not remember the first bit!

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 Post subject: Re: Takamine CT4B II preamp video review
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:21 am 
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Well done, indeed! Thank you. I appreciate your effort with this; way beyond my abilities! lol
I look forward to your review of the Cooltube.

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 Post subject: Re: Takamine CT4B II preamp video review
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:14 pm 
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Thank you for watching :) The Cool Tube review should be out before too long.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:25 am 
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Nice work Bruno, looking forward to your Cool Tube review (no pressure 8) )


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 Post subject: Re: Takamine CT4B II preamp video review
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Hi everyone, my Cool Tube preamp video review is now available: http://youtu.be/lbaZB9LQA-0

Enjoy :)

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 Post subject: Re: Takamine CT4B II preamp video review
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Greetings everyone, my review of the CT4-DX preamp is now online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYZ8BF6urxw

Hope it's helpful, and thanks in advance for watching :)

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