Defcon 4 Preamp
From the mind of Ryan Adams comes a new guitar utility with more tricks up its sleeve than a 1980s supervillain. The DEFCON4 works 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 coil 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. The concept came from how Ryan uses his setup live. He plays a Les Paul but when he switches to a lower output guitar like a Strat, he can’t easily get to his amps to adjust. Hence the idea for the Defcon4. He has it all set to where he wants and all he has to do it turn it on and he’s good to go for the next song. From tone to knobs, Ryan worked very closely with us on exactly how he wanted it to look and sound. “I want this to look like someone from the 80s was pushing the technology they had available at the time.” -Ryan Adams
Acoustic Guitar 3 Working Modes: Piezo/Standard/Jumbo Zinc Alloy metal shell Very small and exquisite True bypass Specifications Working Mode: 3 (Piezo/Standard/Jumbo) Input: 1/4" monaural jack (impedance: 1M Ohms) Output: 1/4" monaural jack (impedance: 1k Ohms) Power Requirements: AC adapter 9V DC (center minus plug) Current Draw: 17 mA Dimensions: 95mm (D) — 45mm (W) — 53mm (H) Weight:278G(With Box)
The "Preserver" is an extremely transparent PreAmp that "preserves" your tone giving you the most outstanding headroom you can get in a stompbox. You also get 2 extra overdrive modes with independent clipping stages featuring a LED overdriven section and a more compressed silicon gain stage. You can choose the wood on the top with beautiful and unique presentation.
The Fish preamp was created in 1989-90 and ushered in a new era of boutique design and tone. It featured 4 channels: Country, Strato, Shark and Brown that covered a wide range of tones from crystalline clean to heavy modified amps tones all within a 2-space rack mountable chassis.
Atomic Brain™ Preamp
The Nocturne ATOMIC BRAIN™ PREAMP in Cold Beer Candy (candy gold sparkle over raw aluminum box) All the great sound of the DYNOBRAIN w/ an ABBY* mode that opens up the preamp for solo'ing or adding more punch/crunch to power chord. For your Electric Guitar, I've replicated a much improved Vintage Japanese 70's preamp from the RE-301 Tape Delay machine known as the Space Echo. A Full sonic spectrum, preamplifier that is hand wired & loaded with hi-fidelity audio components; 22 gauge bonded copper strand wiring,, vishay metal film resistors in the audio path, socketed Opamp, Metal Film cap, Quality Sprague, Panasonic Electrolytics, etc w/ all flying leads to Alpha pots and switchcraft jacks w/ hardwire true bypass. We've Improved the input impedence, extended the gain range & added a Bass cut that the original RE-301 didnt have, this aids in use with cranked small amp to keep the speaker from farting out AND when the Bass Cut is dialed back to 7 oclock, the tone sweep will give you a leaner, tighter modern flavor. Dial it back to 4-5 o'clock for the vintage full low mids of the original character and color. a "vintage-modern" contour if you will. My pedals are Loaded with the best Hi Fidelity audio components; silver mica and metal film caps, vishay & xicon metal film resistors in the audio path, Nos sprague electrolytics,socketed Opamp, Alpha pots and Switchcraft jacks plus HD stomp switch hardwired, true bypass. These components are upgraded from the original generic parts you will find in the vintage RE-301 space echo, that were very noisy. The original RE-301 was actually much quieter, w greater headroom than its predecessor the RE-201 that used random non spec carbon film resistors and transistors. So w our replication of the RE-301 space echo preamp, you are getting an even more quiet version. All our preamps operate at 9v and 12v. I prefer to run mine at 9v for more texture and saturation at max gain. note: Average turn 2 weeks at this time. it will be delivered via USPS.com Priority insured (international is Fed-X insured )when the build is finished. I make each one to order and the day I receive your order you are put on the build list. When the build is finished we send you a ship/track number via an email. (*tech notes: ABBY MODE... this boost mode isnt acting like other drive boxes that employ cascading gain or double up on diode clipping . Its a bit of a unique approach to solve the request for a solo mode. The "ABBY" is opening wide the preamp gain range. Guitar solo's will stand above the band digging in at chorus intensity or even if at a turn around you want a cool melodic travis pickin pass. The ABBY switch is taking your guitar from whatever level you have the NORMAL mode at (this normal mode is the Dyno Brain with a hair more open highs) and suddenly making everything like 35% more dynamic than it was (i hate using "touch sensitive") so as you dig in for the solo the guitar is pushin into the amp or whatever is after it that much more. The more the normal channel gain is turned up, the more boost you will get from the "ABBY" mode. A neat by-product is that if you just keep both stompers on, the input impedance is now so responsive there is plenty of "rawk" avail for master volume amp guys. Worth a mention: The original Toshiba linear Op Amp was not magic, only special feature at that time was that is was low noise for 70's standards, but moving to a more modern version of this single opamp in the 8dip format, you will get less noise, and wider bandwidth and less distortion at higher saturation points. The option for a NOS metal can chip is available, but the right way to go to my experienced ear and thousands who use the Brain Preamp in pedalboards around the globe, is the modern chip I use in this preamp. Sounds kind of haughty, but thats not why I'm pointing it out. I simply want to make sure you realize you are getting the best version of this vintage Japanese preamp found in an RE-301 space echo. I can offer you this NOS chip as an upgrade btw. btw..I do build the Billy Brain version for better operation w those who play a master volume amp and ride their gain control, basically those that dont play clean. click the Billy Brain option, click it. (yes you can use this w non MV amps too, its much brighter w more gain on tap than the standard model)
ToneDEQ Preamp EQ
The ToneDEQ Preamp EQ is a complete performance solution for the acoustic musician. With a high-quality preamp, dual effects section, tone controls, a compressor, level booster and a balanced D.I. €” it's got everything you need in one box. Pure Analog Circuitry Its analog signal path goes from end to end €” from preamp to output €” to give acoustic musicians a richer tonal quality. Even the digital effects are mixed in parallel so they don't affect the purity of your acoustic instrument. Fully Balanced Stage D.I. Flexible outputs include a 1/4" amplifier output and XLR D.I. output for the lowest noise possible. Plus the D.I. features automatic ground-lifting and selectable pre/post EQ settings. Discrete Class-A Preamp With Fishman, you get quality discrete class-A signal conditioning created by the leader in instrument preamp design. The high-impedance input is a must when using a passive instrument pickup. Advanced 4-Band EQ Legendary 4-band equalizer design provides superior tone control for any acoustic instrument. The variable low-cut filter controls sub-bass effects produced by some passive pickups. FEATURES & INFO MODEL NUMBER:PRO-DEQ-AFX INPUT:10M Ohm, discrete class-A JFET design AUDIO:All-analog signal path with parallel digital effects TONE CONTROL:4-band EQ with Bass, Middle, Treble, and selectable Low Cut DUAL EFFECTS:Reverb (2) or Delay (2), Chorus (2), Flanger or Tremolo DYNAMICS:Soft-knee Compressor, Boost footswitch (up to 9dB) FEEDBACK CONTROL:Selectable Phase invert AUDIO I/O:1/4" mono instrument input, 1/4" amplifier output, balanced XLR D.I. output with pre/post routing DIMENSIONS:5.36" L x 9.5" W x 2.2" H (136 mm) (241 mm) (56 mm) WEIGHT:2.5 lbs (1.1 kg) BATTTERY:Powered by 9-volt battery (not included), or Fishman 910-R power adapter (optional) BATTERY LIFE:12 hours OPTIONAL POWER SUPPLY FISHMAN REGULATED 9-VOLT POWER:ACC-BLE-POW
V4 The Countess Preamp Pedal
The Victory V4 Countess Preamp Pedal is an all new creation, loaded with 4 valves and running an all-valve signal path. Each pedal in the V4 series can be run just like a normal pedal in "standalone mode," but where they really shine is in place of your current amp's preamp section. In "amp through mode", the pedal is routed directly to your amp's power section, breathing a completely different vibe into your amp. The Countess was developed alongside Guthrie Govan and based on the V30 amps, with expansive clean and overdrive capabilities. Bring different Victory voices to your Victory amp or add 2 switchable modes of their legendary tone to any other setup.Â The V4 Preamp pedals are an incredible tool for people who like to record direct, as well as lightening up your load while traveling and simplifying backline situations.
V4 The Sheriff Preamp Pedal
TheÂ VictoryÂ V4 The Sheriff Preamp Pedal is an all new creation, loaded with 4 valves and running an all-valve signal path. Each pedal in the V4 series can be run just like a normal pedal in "standalone mode", but where they really shine is in place of your current amp's preamp section. In "amp through mode", the pedal is routed directly to your amp's power section, breathing a completely different vibe into your amp. TheÂ Sheriff is based on the Sheriff 22 & 44 amps, with tons of classic rock and modded "plexi" tones. Bring different Victory voices to your Victory amp or add 2 switchable modes of their legendary tone to any other setup.Â The V4 Preamp pedals are an incredible tool for people who like to record direct, as well as lightening up your load while traveling and simplifying backline situations.