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Benson Amps Germanium Preamp Pedal

Benson Amps Germanium Preamp Pedal

Regular price $259.00 USD
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The Benson Amps Germanium Preamp Pedal answers a simple question: What if Benson Amp’s modern-classic Preamp pedal featured the warm, dynamic, and utterly vintage-tinged sound of a germanium gain stage? Unsurprisingly, the answer is “incredible,” as the Benson Amps Germanium Preamp pedal offers a richer and less gain-heavy flavor compared to its FET-transistor-equipped predecessor. Besides this pedal’s Germanium-based gain stage — borrowed from Benson Amps’ Germanium Boost pedal — the Germanium Preamp is nearly identical to the standard Preamp pedal, delivering the same pleasing EQ and decidedly amp-like playing experience that’s made the Preamp pedal a perennial hit among overdrive obsessives. Dynamic, versatile, and steeped in the gritty germanium tones of the vintage era, the Benson Amps Germanium Preamp pedal is a superb spin on a true boutique dirtbox classic.

Benson Amps Germanium Preamp Pedal Features:

  • An alternate-universe version of Benson Amp’s revered preamp pedal where the FET transistor gain stage is swapped out for the germanium gain stage of the brand’s Germanium Boost
  • Offers a warmer, more dynamic, and slightly less gain-heavy sound compared to the original
  • Boasts the same flexible EQ and amp-like dynamics of the original Preamp pedal
  • Bold harmonic presence is perfect for saturating DI/solid-state setups or powering long signal chains
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