Humboldt Preamp Deluxe
Parallel Compression? Preamp? Clean Boost? For guitar OR bass?
YES! And if that's not enough, the selectable transformer sets this pedal apart from the competition with a unique vibe that will have everyone asking - "what's your secret sauce?"
Humboldt Preamp is 100% analog circuitry and offers optical compression in parallel with a high-headroom pre-amplifier. Designed to be low noise with transparent gain staging and a huge clean sound thanks to the headroom provided by the built-in charge pump circuit.
The compressor portion is a classic two knob style that is forgiving, natural and warm. The preamp section has a tasteful shelving equalizer to cut or boost high frequencies subtly without affecting the tone of the compressor stage.
Fully blendable signal from 100% compression to 100% preamp and everywhere in between; providing a wide array of parallel compression options for any situation. Humboldt brings the studio to your stage rig in an intuitive and user-friendly package.
The vintage microphone transformer in Humboldt is deployed in a unique way to emphasize its rich tonal characteristics. A very high quality unit, the transformer has a 1:4 step up ratio and a mu-metal core. This usage of a high end component in such an unorthadox way truly helps the Humboldt Preamp stand out from the crowd and adds a subtle but unmistakable richness, detail, presence, warmth and volume boost.
Features a softer click true bypass footswitch (not a relay) for uncompromised passthrough tone. Easily bypass the transformer with the face mounted mini-toggle. Bypass the high impedance JFET input buffer with the top mounted toggle - giving access to soft, vintage inspired 70k Ohm input impedance.
Humboldt Preamp Deluxe features a powder coated chassis, durable UV printed graphics and a bounty of high quality through-hole components including:
- Burr Brown OPA2134 Audio Op-Amp in the EQ section
- Solid Polymer Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors in the power section
- Gorva Potentiometers
- Gorva Soft-Click Footswitch
- Wima, Nichicon Fine Gold, Siemens and Silver Mica Capacitors in select audio path locations
- Roederstein carbon resistors in select audio path locations
- Silonex optocoupler
- Vintage microphone transformer
- carbon and metal film resistors
Each unit is hand soldered one at a time. Designed, crafted and assembled with pride in Western New York, USA. (components are globally sourced)
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PEDAL REQUIRES 9VDC PIN NEGATIVE POWER SUPPLY, NOT INCLUDED. PLEASE READ FULL MANUAL.
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