Walrus Audio Unveils the DEFCON4

A collaboration with Ryan Adams combines '80s nostalgia with a preamp/EQ/boost circuit.

Oklahoma City, OK (September 5, 2018) -- In November of 2017 Ryan Adams messaged us asking if we could have a phone chat. Nine months later, The DEFCON4 was birthed as a preamp and EQ to meticulously craft your guitar’s sound.

Bring peace time to your tone and avoid tedious amp tweaking during a set by using the DEFCON4 to easily switch from single -oil to humbucking instruments with a quick twist of the rotary knobs. When the Launch switch is engaged, go into DEFCON 1 and activate a searing boost for your guitar.

Use the Low (IV), Mid (III) and High Band (II) rotary knobs to cut and boost frequencies of your signal. The toggle switches will activate or bypass each frequency. When activated, the corresponding illuminated numbers will turn on. Flip the launch switch to go to “DEFCON 1” and activate a 10db MOSFET boost.

“I want this to look like someone from the 80s was pushing the technology they had available at the time.” -RA

The DEFCON4 comes packaged in a collectable blister pack. Just like the kind all your favorite 1980s action figures came in. Radical.

The DEFCON4 comes in black texture enclosure with artwork inspired by the 1983 movie, “WarGames” and Ryan’s love for all things 80’s nostalgia. The die-cast enclosure’s exact size is 3.68” x 4.67” x 1.547”. Power requirements are 9VDC, center negative (100mA minimum).

Walrus Audio is offering The DEFCON4 for a retail price of $299 and is available for pre-order now with an expected release date of September 10, 2018 at walrusaudio.com and with our authorized dealers.

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