I recently got my hands on the Chandler Limited TG2 Abbey Road Special Edition for a drum tracking session. I used it for my overheads, and I was really impressed by it. It added just the right amount of attitude and punch to the sound of the drums.
Pro Top 40 Sound!!
This is a great company and great piece of gear. I never realized how much my sound was missing something before I acquired this piece of gear. Very easy to use and adds a character that just sounds amazing.
A special thanks to Nick Church who helped me with this purchase. If you're thinking about buying this or any other piece of gear Nick is the guy to talk to. Not only was he super knowledgeable on several items I inquired about but he also was not your typical pushy salesman trying to jam a sale down your throat. Great guy, great experience, great piece of gear. I'll definitely be buying from Nick and Sweetwater for all future purchases. You guys rock!
Beautiful vintage, even & sweet sounding pre. Definitely falls into the colored-pre category, not linear or clean. First thing I did when it walked in the door was put a tube condensor-mic'd national dobro through it and into a Slate Dragon compressor - awesome - Just dirty and swampy enough to really give it some mojo. Great punch on percussion sources. Engage the sum switch, back the gain down all the way (+5), and run the stereo mix through it on the master chain - serious mojo, very cool! This one's not going away anytime soon.
I bought this preamp because it got great reviews on drums and guitar bass tones. It adds a great colored sound from the source. with the right application you can really drive the input hard to get even a more colored tone from the preamp. Its a great flavor to have in the studio. Extremely happy with my purchase and use it in all my sessions. love it on everything especially metal guitars.
Yes, it's wonderful on guitars. Mojo for days. But try it on your plain vanilla microphone (TLM-103, sE Titan) and it's pure caramel. Sweet! An incredible addition to my quiver.
TG2, The dream come true..
The sound of this pre amp is incredible!! Best ever customer service received!! Thank you Wayne Davis.
TG2 : ``T`` rue ``G`` lory ``2`` !!!
I play and record guitar as a pro for 15 years now, and... how difficult it is to translate a rich guitar amp`s tone through the monitors in a studio... But since I got a Chandler TG2 I feel like flying in a higher level. NO MATTER WHAT I record, it sounds good!! The iron bite is unbelievable and the creamy low end always makes me smile!! Abbey Road. Period. Together, the TG2 and my Universal Audio 2-610 give me the best of both Tranny and Tube worlds ever ! And I can live with that! LOL!
I LOVE MY TG2!!!
Just got a TG2 from Sweetwater (thanks Jason Koons!!) It's everything I'd hoped it would be, very creamy and smooth. I used to have to crank up the compression on my UAD 1176 to get that colored sound on my tracks, but with the TG2 I am able to use a lot less processing while mixing. I not kidding, I've found my self just plugging a Bass in the DI and needing no compression to get it to sit in the mix!! Works great with my Mojave Audio MA200, and helps darken up my Rode NT5's a bit. GREAT PRE!!