The Le Lead from Two Notes is a preamp multitool that can easily replace a lot of your smaller recording and performance gear. Part of a range of 4 pedals this model specialises in bluesy, lead sounds and gives you a strong metal/fuzz tone with a strong vintage feel.
So.... what does it do?
Well, this is first and foremost a preamp. You can plug in your guitar, Midi controller and effects pedals and output straight ot a mixing desk. This is perfect for controlling your sound on stage, recording or (with headphones) a little noodling at home in silence.
You can also output to a C.A.B Cab simulator for that full big-rig sound or out to your regular head and cab unit.
This may be a pedal with a lot of options but you dont need to sweep away all your old favourites. You can chain them between the guitar and this pedal or attach them in an effects loop.
Hot and Cold Fusion
With an A and B channel, each with unique voicing and controls, you have a lot of sounds to choose from. You can select between cold and hot fusion modes which affects how the sound is blended.
Hot: In “Hot Fusion”, A and B are cascaded, meaning A can be used as a boost for B with both A and B EQ’s available to shape the result.
Cold: In “Cold Fusion”, the two channels are in parallel, meaning you can blend the cleaner sound from A and your more distorted sound in B to gain clarity and articulation.
A bit about Two Notes
From the moment we launched the Torpedo C.A.B., we believed it was possible to build a high quality pedalboard to entirely replace a conventional tube amplifier system: the complete floor rig. Even with an almost limitless choice of available guitar effects, we always felt that finding a very good preamplifier in a pedal format was challenging. This is why Two notes is proud to premier its line of tube preamplifiers: Le Clean, Le Crunch, Le Lead and Le Bass.
Here's what Two Notes have to say about this pedal
Le Lead’s Channel A shines on the fusion of a clean to slight crunch tone of a perfect melody. Kicking in Channel B unleashes the fury of a super tight modern high gain amp, enhanced with the powerful mid sweep Eq. Hot Fusion takes it all over the top; huge gain, sustain and with the combined EQ’s, everything from metal to all out fuzz at your fingertips. Will you be able to master its strength?
The selection of a preamplifier is the core of your overall tone and thus requires the greatest at- tention. When building a complete floor rig, only the very best will make the cut. The Two notes preamplifiers are a True High Voltage Design running internally at 200 volts to preserve the interaction between you and your guitar while working perfectly with your other effect pedals. Each of the four different versions deliver the unique tube warmth, dynamics, and the musical compression from the amps we know and love, now in a more convenient pedal package. And, of course, you can use them as an elaborate tube overdrive, in front of your favorite amplifier!
- Inputs/Outputs: Instrument input, Thru output, FX Loop Send output, MIDI input, Power adapter connector, Headphones output, Speaker Simulation, Balanced DI output, MIDI output, FX Loop Return input, Instrument output
- Effects loop
- 11 control dials
- Fusion Mode selector
- Width x depth x height: 124 x 189 x 50 (mm) – 4.88 x 7.44 x 1.97 (in)
- Weight : 750g – 1.65 lb