Anybody using Kingsley preamps with cab m?

VladT

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There is a Kingsley Constable available locally where I live. Does anybody here have experience using it with CAB m. I know it's supposed to be a preamp section of a Plexi and as that it is meant to be pretty clean drive the power tubes into saturation, so how much gain does it have on it's own? If I drive it hard, will it overload the input of CAB m? I know I could always push it with pedals in front, but that's not the point. Any input would be appreciated before I pull the trigger.
 

Dilan - Two notes

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Hello @VladT

I have not used the Kingsley Constable personally, but having tested the C.A.B. M with plenty of different preamps and drive pedals (wampler, Earthquaker, Rockett audio,etc) , I am confident it will sound amazingly well with the C.A.B M. As for the level, the C.A.B. M has a input gain setting to adapt the level depending on the source, so you will have no issue when you will use the pedal with the C.A.B M.
 

VladT

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I haven't had much luck with drive pedals (bogner, way huge etc.) I know others have great results but it's just not working for me. Tube pre, like MP1 on the other hand sounds monstruous, that's the tone! Now I'm just looking for something in pedal format and I'm worried that Constable may not have enough gain on its own, as it's meant to drive the power tubes like a real plexi. Victory preamps maybe?? Suggestions welcome.
 

mojo34

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I use two Kingsleys into my Cab M. I use a Maiden D for clean tube tone. It's so incredible that it has really made me love playing clean. I like the Two-Notes Colorado cab, or the Twil 15, but there are tons of great options. I figure a great clean tone can be overdriven, but I don't overdrive the Cab M, even if it thinks it's an amp! The warmth of tubes after a few hours of playing is the best, to me.
For overdrive, I've got the Kingsley dual-tube Jester. It's got an amazing clean boost and super smooth overdrive. I don't see how you could go wrong with the Constable, but it's impossible to know if you'd like it until you try it! In the worst case, you could use the Constable as an always-on tube preamp, and get an overdrive pedal of some sort to break it up.
 
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