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TC Electronic AmpWorx Vintage Series JIMS 45 Preamp Pedal

The huge, saturated sound of a mid-'60s "black & gold" valve amp in an affordable & compact package! Features 2 channels, built-in pre/post boost, official Celestion cab sim IR & DI/headphone outputs.

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Product Description

The TC Electronic AmpWorx Vintage Series JIMS 45 is a dual-channel guitar preamp pedal. It faithfully recreates the sound of a legendary mid-'60s British "black and gold" valve amplifer, but in a convenient and compact stompbox with independent channel controls, foot-switchable pre/post boost, official Celestion cab sim IR, and dedicated DI/headphone outputs.

The original tube-powered monster that the JIMS 45 pedal is based on is an absolute classic, famously used on-stage by the late Jimi Hendrix. A true sonic pioneer, Jimi defined the sound of guitar-driven rock with his maxed-out Marshall turned all the way up to eleven! And now, you can now get your hands — and feet — on this massive guitar sound in a far more portable package, and at an affordable price-point to boot.

Key Features

  • Faithfully emulates the tone, touch and feel of a 1965 JTM45 tube amp.
  • Two channels with independent gain, volume and EQ controls for classic British rock and blues tones. The 'Green' mode models the original circuit with the master volume set at 12 o'clock after the tonestack, while the 'Red' channel replicates the original amp's stock circuit — which didn't have a master volume control.
  • Independent gain controls for 'Normal' and 'High' inputs, just like the real amp with a jumper cable.
  • Integrated booster activates 5dB of extra boost at the kick of a footswitch, with switchable pre/post option on the back panel.
  • The pre boost is dialled in to drive the amp model harder, and adds a distinct mid hump like a classic "green" overdrive pedal. The post boost setting adds volume without changing your core sound — it just makes it louder!
  • Dedicated DI output, equipped with an official Celestion 4x12" G12M Creamback cab sim IR, turns your pedalboard into a gig-ready rig that you can plug directly into PA system or audio interface for recording.
  • Headphone output equipped with the very same Celestion cab sim IR, for huge tube amp tones straight to your ears. No more annoying the neighbours!
  • A set-it-and-forget-it master 'Presence' control on the rear panel allows you to tailor your preamp and compensate for darker or brighter rigs and rooms.
  • An optional bypass mode can be activated by pressing the 'Boost' and 'Channel' footswitches at the same time. This allows you to punch the pedal in whenever you want, if you're using it like a standard stompbox into a guitar amp.
  • Groundbreaking TC AmpWorx modelling technology provides low-latency, huge dynamic range and feels just like the real deal.
  • Perfect, pedalboard-friendly pedal platform takes overdrives like a champ!
  • Designed and engineered in Denmark.

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  • Voltage: 9V
  • Current Draw: 300mA
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 11.3 x 13.6 x 5.1 cm
  • Weight: 0.53 kg
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Customer Reviews


8 reviews





Mr Josh Smith27th Feb 2024

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 4

Mr Sven Onnasch11th Jan 2024

Soumd funkion am amp quasi unmöglich da zu starke eingangs signale

Value 4Looks 4Sound 2

Trusted Customer22nd Dec 2023

Only played through headphones so far, but great tone & easily set up

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Kirt Bowers15th Dec 2023

Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 4

Terry McHugh6th Sep 2023

Not for me unfortunately, just too digital sounding and didn’t work as expected through my Palmer power amp as a preamp pedal.

Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 2

Mr Guy Ripley3rd Sep 2023

Took a little time to dial it in. I ended up pairing it with my tiny terror as a pedal on the green channel and it sounds great, through headphones or into the cabinet. Might have to no get an attenuator as together there are just so loud. Great it of kit and for the home guitarist noodling around the price is amazing.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

Mr Brian McCosh13th Aug 2023

I like this pedal, I own a real JTM 45 which is way to loud. This pedal gets me close enough through a cleanish amp to be usable without my ears bleeding! I find it sometimes sounds a bit digital and shrill but there is enough control to avoid this becoming too much of an issue. I’m sure in the mix or though the desk it will be fine. I did a lot of experimenting and eventually found that my dept. 10 valve boost with EQ when placed after the JIMS 45 pedal worked really well, making it even closer to the analogue sound of a JTM 45. Probably one of the better pedals I have owned to get that earlier Marshall sound. Needed a bit of tweaking to get there though.

Value 5Looks 4Durability 5Sound 4

Trusted Customer2nd Aug 2023

This is a really great pedal and not too tinny when run through the headphones only, which is mainly what I use it for. I can't use a real JTM in my flat so I was in the market for a digital amp in a box. This really sounds like a proper JTM and at this price point, you won't find any better. It was so good I bought the Combo 65 right after.

Value 5Looks 4Durability 5Sound 5

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