November 2018

Preamp

ARTICLES

Mooer Releases Three Micro Preamp Pedals

September 7, 2018
The new additions aim to cop tones that range from dark, high-gain crunch to California sparkle, and more.
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Walrus Audio Unveils the DEFCON4

September 5, 2018
A collaboration with Ryan Adams combines '80s nostalgia with a preamp/EQ/boost circuit.
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Carvin Unveils the X1 Tube Preamp Pedal

September 4, 2018
The X1 aims to put the tone of the company's X100B amp in an all-tube pedal design.
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First Look: Walrus Audio DEFCON4

September 3, 2018
We investigate whether Ryan Adams' new signature EQ/preamp/boost can bring tonal harmony to single-coils and humbuckers.
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Mooer Unveils the Preamp Live

August 28, 2018
The pedal features 12 different preamps, a programmable effects loop, and an optional independent speaker cab sim.
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TC Electronic SpectraDrive Review

August 10, 2018
A true multi-tool for bassists that packs all the essentials for performance and practice.
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All the World’s a Gain Stage

July 16, 2018
A beginner’s guide to what makes tube amps growl, bark, and purr—from preamp tubes to output transformers and every cathode in between.
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Pigtronix Releases the Bob Weir Real Deal Acoustic Preamp

July 6, 2018
The pedal uses a pair of complimentary filters to split the acoustic guitar signal into low and high frequency bands, with independent preamp gain applied to each signal path.
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SNAMM '18 - Trickfish Amplification Trilobite Demo

June 30, 2018
Check out a demo of the company's dual preamp pedal that offers myriad features for the working bassist.
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Westminster Effects Introduces New Preamp/DI Series

June 25, 2018
The new series includes the Geneva Amp Sim, Zurich Preamp, and Wittenberg Bass.
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Massive Unity Unveils the Dirty Boy T.A.E.

June 21, 2018
A full analog amplifier simulator for line connection, a highly detailed preamp to your amp's FX loop, or a booster/overdrive to your amp's input.
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Benson Amps Releases the Benson Preamp Pedal

May 21, 2018
The circuit is based on the Benson Chimera amplifier and utilizes FETS in place of tubes.
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Mooer Releases the Taxidea Taxus and the Brown Sound Preamps

May 4, 2018
All Mooer Micro Preamp come complete with dual channels, integrated speaker cabinet simulation, and dual operating modes.
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Audio Sprockets Introduces the ToneDexter

April 30, 2018
The preamp aims to learn the difference between how an instrument sounds through a microphone and how it sounds through a pickup using patented WaveMap technology.
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Tech 21 SansAmp GED-2112 Review

April 4, 2018
A partnership with Rush’s legendary bassist results in a dual preamp unit that earns his mark of approval and brings big, analog bass tone.
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Tonal Tinker Toys: Reader Pedalboards 2018

February 23, 2018
When it comes to pedal puzzles and putting together your dream sound rig, there’s no right way—just your way. Check out these boards from your fellow readers, and be inspired!
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Quick Hit: Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter Zi

February 20, 2018
The pro-audio gurus serve up a super-simple means of massaging acoustic tones through impedance control.
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Lightning Boy Audio Unveils the NuVision

February 12, 2018
An all-tube instrument preamp pedal that operates on Nuvistors.
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NAMM '18 - Pigtronix Bob Weir's Real Deal Acoustic Preamp Demo

February 8, 2018
A painstakingly designed cooperation with the Dead guitarist/singer lets you—and him—crank an acoustic up past 11 onstage.
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NAMM '18 - Victory Amps Countess V4 Preamp Pedal, V30 Countess MkII & VX100 Super Kraken Demos

February 7, 2018
British circuit guru Martin Kidd debuts a line of preamp pedals and an update to a high-gain monster.
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