The JR BARNYARD™ Hot Preamp (octal tube amp character pedal) / instock now! ready to ship
The JR BARNYARD™
Hot Preamp (octal tube amp character pedal)
Some folks call this a vintage Octal Tube Amp in a box as you can pull off the classic 30s Gibson octal tube sound from most any amp or even straight to a PA system (assuming you have a decent soundman). This FET based preamp uses a hand selected/spec'd NOS Motorola transistor and a mix of imported Soviet germanium & Fairchild silicon diodes at its core with other sexy components like NOS Mial Caps, NOS Cornell Dublier & Mullard and/or Wima film caps, Switchcraft jacks and hand wired leads from the circuit board like a vintage american amplifier. This preamp was made to give your instrument and amp the character response of hot octal tubes and field coil type amplifiers of the 40s into the 50s. Think Chicago Chess and Checker label recordings as well as Memphis Stax recorded amps.
I've had players asking for a *junior barnard & *charlie christian type of "warm cook'n" preamp that will keep the transparency of the instrument intact and work w a variety of backline tube amps.. so thats what I ended up with here with this preamp.
It has a Body depth switch (deep & Flat) and Bright switch for a variety of guitars, mandos,ukes, banjos,dreadnaughts..it just flat out brings you into the front of mix with reedy vintage warmth and definition like you hear when the musicians of the *Texas Playboys were asked to floor it w/ a solo by ol' *Bob Wills. I'll even go so far to say it will help Gypsy Jazz players comp that snarly Django amplified tone.
I added a hot stomp switch to it so I could dial in more texture and finger tone for my vintage style big bobbin single coil guitars. (thats the stomp switch on the left) too boot! I want that Fatboy Rag kinda low down n dirty sound from my guitars that I can click on and off at will from the fairly clean tube amps I perform with.
This pedal is True bypass of course, powered by a standard *boss style 9V DC adaptor (no power supply adapter included, requires audio quality 9v DC power supply ONLY!! )
Pedal box has a baked powder coated finish, & is in a limited "Dirty Snow White" sparkle w baby chicken head vintage style pointer knobs. allow 4 weeks for shipping
Even w Harp and a quilter amp