December 2019

Preamp

ARTICLES

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 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 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 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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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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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 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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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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Victory V4 The Kraken Review

June 18, 2019
Packaging the Kraken amp’s preamp in a stompbox yields a flexible, malleable, and monstrous high-gain machine.
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Palmer Presents the Acoustic Pocket Amp

June 4, 2019
An effects pedal and preamp designed to use with acoustic instruments.
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Rocktron Introduces The VooDu Valve LTD

May 8, 2019
A limited-edition version of one of the company's most popular preamps.
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Lawrence Petross Design Releases the Seventy 4 Overdrive

April 25, 2019
The handcrafted stomp is an all-analog overdrive based on classic '70s British amps.
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GR Bass Unveils the Pure Drive

April 19, 2019
An ultra-compact bass toolbox packed with an overdrive, 4-band EQ, and more.
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Rocket Surgeon Introduces the Starlifter Bass Preamp/DI

April 19, 2019
A handy bass preamp/DI that features a 3-band EQ and a sweepable mid control.
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Sunnaudio Releases the Rabbithead RH-1

April 18, 2019
An integrated preamp and overdrive circuit designed for guitars, basses, and just about any other acoustic/electric instrument.
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Quick Hit: Carvin X1 Tube Preamp Review

April 18, 2019
Vai’s “Blue Powder” amp gets distilled into a hefty-ass pedal with convenient recording and practice capabilities.
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Synergy Announces the Engl Savage, Friedman BE/BB, and Synergy OS Modules

April 12, 2019
A trio of new modular preamps that covers the tones of a few high-gain monsters and one of the most in-demand builders ever.
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Nano Battalion Review

April 7, 2019
A slimmed-down version of EHX’s tone toolbox for bassists didn’t lose any weight in the functionality department.
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KSR Amplification Introduces the Ceres

April 4, 2019
Perfect for travel rigs, recording rigs, and adding tonal options to any amp, this 3-channel preamp distills the high-gain, crunch, and clean tones KSR is known for into a pedal format.
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