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TG500 Mic Pre

$995.00 $895.00

4.7 average, based on 3 reviews

Stock Level: 3

Product Information

  • TG500 mic pre is a 2 FET 6 transistor Class A design giving 75dB of gain. It is based on early NEVE, BBC, EMI gear simple transistor gain stages fully redesigned to includes heaps of extra useful features and to run on API+/-16v rails (run fully symmetrically so output head room is not lost and no DC to DC inverters are needed) Uses modern easy to get transistors and our custom audio transformers. It is NOT a EMI TG clone but to compare the tone to a EMI it is fatter, smoother sounding and has more clarity in the low mids than a Neve 1073. It is the go to pre for Electric Guitars. And if you want old school tone all over your recording that will gel it together without turning everything to mud this is the one.

Sound Samples I am not a big fan of samples because if you didn't hear the original instruments sound in the studio with your own ears then really you don't have a true point of reference to gauge the samples against. These samples are more to show the difference between the Dual99v500 and TG500.

All instruments recorded by Matt Redlich with no EQ or compression. Pres had Impedance left centred in the Z detent and no HPF. Pres were used in there cleanest mode with output trim not pulled to allow for gain overdrive.

Drums - Colin O'Reilly. Acoustic Guitar - Ben Stewart. Electric Guitar - Greg Cathcart.

  • Drum kit -> Pearl Masters Mahogany Classic 4 piece kit with Zildjian New Beat hats and a Zanki ride with mostly Remo single ply heads.

  • Drum Fill Dual99v500.wma (144KB) (Kick -> Shure Beta 52, Snare -> Beyer M69, OH -> 2 x Calrec CB20c -> 4 x Dual99v500 mic pres -> Cranesong HEDD & OH Audiofire 8)
  • Drum Fill TG500.wma (162KB) (Kick -> Shure Beta 52, Snare -> Beyer M69, OH -> 2 x Calrec CB20c -> 4 x TG500 mic pres -> Cranesong HEDD & OH Audiofire 8)
  • Rock Drum Dual99v500.wma (529KB) (Kick -> Shure Beta 52, Snare -> Beyer M69, OH -> 2 x Calrec CB20c -> 4 x Dual99v500 mic pres -> Cranesong HEDD)
  • Rock Drum TG500.wma (537KB) (Kick -> Shure Beta 52, Snare -> Beyer M69, OH -> 2 x Calrec CB20c -> 4 x TG500 mic pres -> Cranesong HEDD)
  • Acoustic Picking Dual99v500.wma (476KB) (Gibson '95 Blues King -> Neumann CMV551 with JLM mod -> Dual99v500 mic pre -> Cranesong HEDD)
  • Acoustic Picking TG500.wma (467KB) (Gibson '95 Blues King -> Neumann CMV551 with JLM mod -> TG500 mic pre -> Cranesong HEDD)
  • Electric Strumming Dual99v500.wma (782KB) (Gibson Les Paul -> VOX AC15CC1 -> HRM4 Cheap Chinese Large Ribbon Mic -> Dual99v500 mic pre -> Cranesong HEDD)
  • Electric Strumming TG500.wma (782KB) (Gibson Les Paul-> VOX AC15CC1 -> HRM4 Cheap Chinese Large Ribbon Mic -> TG500 mic pre -> Cranesong HEDD)

Mic Pre Samples by JLM Audio

Product Code: TG500

Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.7

TG500

Hey Joe, This thing is of the wall, i used it today on a session, the guitarist was beside himself, and i was in a less than stellar recording room.It's definitely nice and easy to pull tone on.. It's killer.. Cheers Matt

Matt Taylor :: Jul 06 2010, 04:04 AM

TG500

This is a superb sounding unit and may be the best eq/compressor/sub-harmonic synth pretending to be a mic pre I've ever owned ;) The envelope is amazing - the attack opens up and gives a real kick but with a heavy groove. The timing of my beats really came together after running the parts through the DI. So far I've found it to be very detailed (much more so than the 1073's I've used). It's punchy without being knocky and the bottom end is a beautiful, if bewildering combination of DEEP fatness, punch and clarity.That fact I can tune the desired amount of these attributes via the impedance control is invaluable and makes the unit very versatile. Interestingly, the changes sound consistent on Focals, NS10, and headphones (something I often battle with) - it's definitely helping with placement and balance ("glue") Thanks!!!!

Peret Mako :: Jun 29 2010, 04:32 AM

TG500 Amazing

Hi Joe The TG500 mic pre amps are amazing, In the near future, when I'm a little clearer on my studio situation maybe if your interested you could be involved in designing some kind of studio set up. Thanks again, all the best Andrew Stockdale, Wolfmother, Brisbane. www.wolfmother.com.au

Andrew Stockdale :: Jan 25 2009, 22:26 PM

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