Taking back-orders now! New RUGGEDIZED version!
This preamp has the same features and functions as the Frog Fx1 Studio version and some new added features/capabilities:
- True bypass stomp switch that removes the preamp circuitry from your pedal chain using the Frog True Bypass Stomp switch circuit board.
- Internally installed preamp vacuum tube with shield to provide more rugged protection of the glass preamp vacuum tube. It can still be changed to any tube you want to use and we maintained the ability to switch the heater circuitry to 6 volt or 12 volt to support tons of preamp tubes.
- Dual 1/4 inch output jacks for bi-amping (I love this feature when I hook output to two different pedal chains and two different amps, or, you can hook one to your amp and the other to the sound board
These preamps are built by hand, one by one. I try to keep some in stock but sometimes I run out. When you order, I will contact you regarding projected ETA and shipping/handling costs to your location. Shipping costs will be invoiced separately once they are determined. You will be responsible for any taxes, duties for your location. These will be shipped in a high quality weatherproof tactical case. It will also include one of the best 9VDC adapters made for guitar effects, the 1 Spot by Truetone. It can handle from 100-240VAC at 1.7 amps!
Note for International orders: This device complies with FCC emissions standards in the USA (with the included Ferrite core on the power supply cable) and the following International standards: Industry Canada ICES-003 for class B, EU CISPR 22 and 32. I will not set the value lower than the actual purchase price. I want to be able to ship items to your country in the future. Not including actual purchase prices would jeopardize that.
The Frog, guitar Tube Preamp Fx1 Ruggedized (single channel), is based on the 1st two stages of the Fender Dual Showman, using the same tube preamp circuit used in the iconic Alembic F2b Preamp. Its unique because it is costs a thousand dollars less, is pounds lighter and fits in a pedal enclosure that can snuggle up with your other pedals on your pedalboard. We can do this because of a small but powerful power supply called a “charge pump” that creates almost 200 volts of direct current (DC) to run the vacuum preamp tube at a full Class A operation, all from a standard 9 volt DC 1700ma wall transformer. What that means is, it performs just like a Fender or Alembic preamplifier section at a much lower price point! Not to mention the addition of 2 clipping options for warm overdrive or a little bit of fuzz and the warm sound of vacuum tubes. You can run just about any preamp tube you want as well. Here is a short list:
- 6n1P – Russian
- 6n2P – Russian