Multiple Preamp rack coming together (Triaxis&Recto Pre&???)

Triaxis, Quad Preamp, Stereo Power series, Recto Preamp

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Is there something Studio Preamp can give that TriAxis doesn't have?

Yes, Studio Preamp has this sound that isn't on the TriAxis
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Maybe but they overlap each other so much that I won't recommend doing that
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No, it would be just waste of money and back. TriAxis covers all the Studio Preamp can do
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Formula preamp has nicer cleans that TriAxis
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Multiple Preamp rack coming together (Triaxis&Recto Pre&???)

Post by vipmetal » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:28 am

Hi there!

I recently bought a nice Triaxis v. 2 preamp in addition to Recto Pre and 2:50 power amp. I'm planning to use them both with Rocktron Patchmate Loop8 switcher. Before I order new rack boxes I ask you my fellow Mesa friends, should I leave room for other preamps?

There's one Studio Preamp for about 350€ on a sale and I'm also thinking about Formula preamp aswell... Is there something that Studio Preamp can give more than TriAxis? How about Formula?

Here's my current setup (as planned):

Effect rack 4U:

TC G-major
Rocktron Patchmate
Pedal board with EVH Phase90, Xotic RC booster, Xotic BB Preamp, Fulltone OCD, Boss NS-2 and EHX Memory boy

Amplifier rack 5U:

Mesa TriAxis
Mesa Recto Preamp
Mesa 2:50


Should I keep my current 8U rack for the amplifiers, so that I could add Studio Preamp and/or Formula? Or is it just over-weight for nothing....


Thanks for any answers or comments/thoughts!
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Re: Multiple Preamp rack coming together (Triaxis&Recto Pre&

Post by JMMP » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:37 am

While they won't sound the same, the triaxis and the studio pre will cover the same ground. The formula preamp is pretty much known for it's cleans, which the triaxis does well IMO. I would say play what you have and figure out if you're missing any sounds, then reevaluate.
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Re: Multiple Preamp rack coming together (Triaxis&Recto Pre&

Post by vipmetal » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:48 am

I have a good deal coming on a Studio Pre and I will try to compare it with TriAxis. One question:
Is it possible to use TriAxis switch outs for controlling Studio Pre/Recto Pre? It would be nice so that I would save Rocktron Patchmate loops for other purposes. Since I don't have 2:90 it would be cool to have some use for those switch jacks...
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Mesa Roadking (2002)&Mesa TriAxis (2015), Recto 4x12
Single Recto (2010), 2x12 Vertical
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Triaxis 2.0 Recto-board
Recto Pre
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