April 2020

Preamp

ARTICLES

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J. Rockett APE: The Premier Guitar Review

March 17, 2020
Liven up your lame digital delay with the ultimate EP-3-style booster.
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Synergy

Synergy Amps Introduces the Steve Vai Signature Module

March 4, 2020
The all-tube, dual-channel preamp is the company's first signature model.
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orange

Orange Bass Butler & Little Bass Thing Demos | NAMM 2020

January 24, 2020
Want the flexibility of a dual-amp bass rig without the doctor bills? Here's an oversized stomp that gives you a wealth of different routing options.
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L.R. Baggs

L.R. Baggs Soundscape Demo | NAMM 2020

January 21, 2020
With a smartphone and a pedal, you can accurately capture the profile of your acoustic guitar’s tone and use it to replace your pickup’s signal in performance, for a sound that’s truly real.
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MXR Pork and Pickle and Thump

Way Huge Pork & Pickle Smalls and MXR Thump Demos | NAMM 2020

January 16, 2020
A smaller version of a classic bass overdrive and a mini preamp that offers a wealth of tonal options.
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Victory Amps

Victory Amps Releases the Duchess V4

January 16, 2020
The amp combines an all-tube preamp with a solid-state, 180-watt class D power amp.
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Orange

Orange Amps Releases the Bass Butler and Little Bass Thing

January 6, 2020
The British amp company's latest offerings are a slender 500-watt head and a pedal-sized bass rig.
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JHS

JHS Pedals Announces the Colour Box V2

November 26, 2019
The updated version includes expanded EQ controls, hi/lo switch, and the ability to pass phantom power.
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J. Rockett

J. Rockett Audio Announces the APE

November 25, 2019
A pedal-sized recreation of a classic preamp.
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Joyo

Joyo Audio Launches the R-15 PreAmp House

November 21, 2019
Each of the nine different modes aims to cop the tones of classic amps.
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EBS MicroBass 3 Review

November 18, 2019
This versatile outboard preamp/DI combines the flavors of two classic amps for tone-sculpting nirvana.
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Tech 21

Tech 21 Releases the SansAmp PSA 2.0

November 14, 2019
The company celebrates the 30th anniversary with a streamlined version of their famed rackmount unit.
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Vertex

Vertex Effects Introduces the Nyle Compressor and Preamp

October 21, 2019
Two circuits in its enclosure—a vintage rack compressor and a vintage-style mic preamp.
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Trickfish

Trickfish Amplification Announces the Minnow Bass Preamp

October 14, 2019
The EQ section from the company's Bullhead is now available as a standalone pedal.
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STL Tones

STL Tones Releases the Andy James Signature Hardware Preamp Pedal

October 10, 2019
The pedal carefully emulates all the electronic behaviors of a tube amplifier, like triode cut-off, grid current limiting and Miller effect—all using solid-state circuitry.
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Tech21

Tech 21 Unveils the Steve Harris SH1 Signature SansAmp

October 9, 2019
The pedal features all-analog SansAmp technology, two channel modes with individual gain and level controls, blend, 4-band active EQ, and a bite switch.
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Danny Gomez

Massive Unity Unveils the T.A.E 10th Anniversary Preamp

September 27, 2019
A compact preamp that aims to cop authentic analog drive tones.
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Frederic

Frederic Effects Announces the Regent 150 Preamp

July 23, 2019
A classic from the Eastern Bloc gets the reissue treatment.
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Rocket Surgeon StarLifter Review

July 10, 2019
A combination preamp/DI with a host of goodies takes bass tone-sculpting to celestial heights.
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Aclam First Look

First Look: Aclam Dr. Robert

July 1, 2019
Spanish stompbox specialists conjure the biting, stinging, and fab-fuzzy spirit of the '66 Beatles and the rare Vox UL730.
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