With many contemporary guitarists looking for effective ways to make their rigs more portable, preamp pedals have become increasingly popular. Here at Andertons Music Co. we have an enviable selection!
Having a huge guitar rig may look impressive, but trying to transport large, heavy amplifier heads to gigs can be tricky. To help players downsize their setups so that they're more ergonomic, many guitar pedal companies now produce their very own preamp pedals.
These powerful stompboxes can be employed to replace amps, and when used in conjunction with cab simulator pedals, you can essentially have the key components of your rig literally at your feet!
Many preamp pedals possess the same flexibility you'd expect to find with traditional amp heads, but the majority of them use solid-state circuitry to ensure better reliability and longevity. With EQ controls and gain circuits, preamp pedals can be used for different genres and styles, although you'll find that many of them are aimed specifically at metal players.
Some preamp stompboxes, however, are less powerful and are essentially overdrive/distortion pedals. There's somewhat of a blurred line between them, but ensure that you read the full specs of a preamp pedal before making a purchase, or contact us and one of our specialists will get back to you with more information.