An old fashioned tube amp is something a lot of guitar players aspire to have in thier rig. But if you want the tone of a tube amp without the expense or hassle the Seymour Duncan Palladium is for you.
You can use it with a power amp or a clean guitar amp to create your ultimate high gain signature sound, and replicate your favourite high gain amp tones. Or use it in front of a distorted amp to tighten up the attack for rhythms or to increase sustain and saturation for solos.
Three gain stages.
Palladium features three gain stages: a gain stage to control the overall saturation, a resonance control for low frequency gain shaping and a boost control that adds overdrive to the beginning of the signal path. These three gain stages allow for a versatile range of tones, from classic rock at lower settings to modern metal at higher gain settings.
The pedal also offers a comprehensive EQ, with bass, treble, presence and sweepable midrange-frequency control, so you can make Palladium sound perfect with any amp.
Here's what Seymour Duncan have to say about the Palladium
The quest for an effects pedal that truly sounds and performs like a tube amp has been elusive at best. Palladium seeks to change all of that. It is the first pedal that actually captures the feel and responsiveness of a high gain tube amp. By focusing beyond just the tonal characteristics of Palladium, we designed an innovative architecture that captures the full-bodied depth and character previously unattainable in a pedal.
- Type of Circuitry: Low noise op amps and germanium clipping diodes
- Bass: 100Hz center, +/-15dB boost/cut
- Mid: 255Hz to 1100Hz, +/-12db boost/cut
- Treble: 2.7kHz center, +/-13dB boost/cut
- Presence: 5.2kHz center, +/-11dB boost/cut
- Gain Range: 42.5dB to 71dB
- Resonance Gain Range: 41.5dB to 66dB
- Boost Gain: 25dB
- Input Impedance: 500K ohms
- Output Impedance: 2.8k ohms