Benson Preamp

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Benson Preamp

Post by postpostrock » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:42 pm

I love mine. My wife snagged it for me for my birthday. Very handy across the gain range.

Very good as an always on pedal.
Very good as a clean boost.
Very good as low/med gain.
Can get thick/fuzzy.

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Re: Benson Preamp

Post by popvulture » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:16 am

Haven't played one, but watching the PGS Andy demo right now—sounds pretty killer! Pretty much akin to a Broadcast, no? Tone-wise that's what immediately comes to mind.

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Re: Benson Preamp

Post by postpostrock » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:16 am

I haven’t played a broadcast personally, but I do think there is some overlap in what the two pedals offer.
I’d actually love to have a Hudson Broadcast to stack with the Benson.

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Re: Benson Preamp

Post by popvulture » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:35 am

The Broadcast is indeed pretty great. I'm a huge fan of that whole genre of "preamp" pedals vs more straightforward OD... though I'm not sure what the real distinction is, haha. Maybe less EQ? But the Benson does in fact have EQ on it, so maybe they really would stack well together. My only real criticism of the Broadcast is that the bottom end can get sort of flabby at higher gain settings (which I've found with most preamp pedals), so maybe putting that first and then tightening it up with the Benson could be super cool...

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