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New Tube Guitar Preamp from Sarno Music Solutions
Coming this Spring: the SMS Classic Tube Preamp
Adding to their line of high quality vacuum tube instrument and pedal steel guitar preamplifiers, SMS is preparing to release their latest offering this Spring of 2009. The new, minimalist/purist "SMS Classic Tube Preamp" is housed in a single space 1RU rackmount aluminum chassis. It has an all-tube signal path from input to output. High quality Dale/Vishay metal film and NOS Allen Bradley carbon comp resistors, various sonically superior film and foil audio capacitors, a quiet DC heater supply, and a 300V B+ power supply all contribute to the clear and sweet tone and high headroom of this preamp. The "Classic" also includes a high quality onboard digital reverb that mixes with the dry guitar signal in parallel just as the classic tube reverb amplifiers we all know and love did. Simple treble, mid, bass passive tone-stack tone controls. 3 stages of 12AX7 drive the signal from input to output. The controls will include: Gain, bright/dark switch, treble, mid, bass, and reverb. The "dark" switch position helps to shave off the ultra-crispy highs when used in DI applications, or just to simply warm the top end. No frills, pure and simple.
This preamp is designed to run clean, no added gain or drive stages are involved. For dirt, find or add it elsewhere. The target user for the "SMS Classic" includes pedal steelers, bass players, jazz guitarists, and especially guitar players seeking the legendary clean tube preamp tone of Jerry Garcia. A number of the modifications believed to be integral to Jerry Garcia's tube preamp have heavily inspired the development of the "SMS Classic". The internal layout makes it extremely easy to try different components. If you want the sound of carbon-comp or metal-film plate resistors, the swapping is easy. Want to try various tone and signal capacitors; Orange Drops, Mallorys, Sozos, tinfoil, ceramic disk, milver mica, paper-in-oil, Sprague, Elna, Jupiter, Mojo, etc.? Again the layout makes such changes extremely simple for the qualified electronics tech or safety-trained hobbyist, or such features can be custom ordered from the manufacturer.
Entirely hand built in St. Louis, MO, USA.
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