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This tube preamp was based on the early silverface Fender Dual Showman Preamp stage that provides a clean sound. David has used this in conjunction with his early Leslie 144, but soon replaced it as his go-to preamp for his Yamaha RA-200R to bypass the solid-state preamp built in. This preamp is discussed in detail [here](http://www.gilmourish.com/?page_id=71) on a well-known site about David's gear.more
Alembic F-2B bass pre-amp. It has tubes in it. I bought this originally to run two sides of the Chapman Stick through it. Hadn't used it for about a decade when I pulled it out to sell three years ago. I actually did sell it, but the guy who bought it had reservations about really wanting it and I had reservations about wishing I had it back. So we did an unsell and I got it back. Now it sits as one of my main ways to bring guitar or bass into Logic Audio. I'm replacing it's tubes this week.more
Using this Preamp in conjunction with the Yamaha RA-200R was a match made in heaven. With a warm, tube analog sound, the Alembic F2-B works perfectly to replace the preamp/tone stage of the Yamaha and open it to a new sonic level! In this case, the Alembic had to be modified with an additional tube to help signal loss from extending the location of the preamp to the Yamaha. Tone capacitors had to be replaced in order to cut lower frequencies from passing through to the large cabinets of the Yamaha RA-200R. Overall key element in the quest for the Gilmour Sound!