Perhaps the most important aspect of your signal chain, preamps can dramatically impact what you send to an audience or to a recording. We offer a comprehensive selection from the top brands in acoustic instrument amplification.
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Quilter Phantom Block
Ever arrive at a session only to find your amp is dead, or maybe it’s a “silent stage” with no amps allowed? Acoustic players can plug straight in, but electric guitars need a purpose-built direct interface. The Quilter Phantom Block provides the correct input impedance, gain, tone and overdrive that the electric guitar needs to sound its best. This simple low-cost device gives you the key creative controls you need at your fingertips, and should be in every gig bag as a backup solution. The Phantom Block runs on 48V phantom power via the XLR output, external 9V pedal power, or you can install a 9V battery that will run about 100 hours. The high impedance input gets optimum tone from standard passive pickups, the Gain goes from clean to overdrive, a wide range Tone covers the most popular sounds, and the Master adjusts overall output level. Switchable Cab Sim warms up the sound of the electric guitar, while FR suits other devices such as acoustic guitar and keyboards.
Today’s bass player faces new challenges, ranging from performing on “silent stages” to trying to get a good recording at home without bothering the neighbors. The INTERBASS from Quilter Labs is loaded with powerful features for going direct to PA and recording consoles, combined with a potent little power amp for driving speakers with enough volume for practice and small gigs. Combines the best features of the Bass Block signal path with Quilter’s latest direct-out connectivity setup. The pedal-sized INTERBASS combines the unmatched dynamic processing of the Bass Block preamp with a 3-band EQ section, active Effects Loop, switchable Cab Sim, and selectable Headphone/Line driver. Active/Passive switch optimizes input level, multiband EQ provides powerful tone shaping, exclusive “full flow” dynamic processing maximizes headroom, and FR/VINT switch selects modern full-range bass response or a mellower “old school” tone. Complete with universal 24V power supply and AC cord.
Quilter InterBlock 45
The InterBlock is the legendary "amp in a pedal" that is revolutionizing pedalboards the world over. Featuring a full control set, EQ voice biasing, FX loop, and Cabinet Simulation on headphone and speaker output, the InterBlock 45 is your all-purpose interface between your guitar and anywhere you need your tone to go. With enough power to be a backup amp, and with all the features needed for a great "direct" tone, no gig bag should be without one! Put it on your pedalboard and use it as an amp, a PA/recording interface, or just for quiet practice with headphones. Use it as a front end to your DAW, and tweak your tone before or after your modeling rig! The signal flow is shown right on top, making it easy to hook up and get results. Drives headphones, balanced line out, and/or speaker. However you use it, it will amaze you with its capabilities.
Quilter SuperBlock UK 25 Watt Pedal Amp
The SuperBlock UK packs three classic amplifiers into the most extensible system you can fit on your pedalboard. Featuring JMP, AC Normal, and AC Top Boost voicings, the SuperBlock UK has all of your classic UK amp needs covered. For the first time, we are excited to offer all of tonal secrets in a pedal format along with our first AC voicings. Fitting into a slot about the size of a double width pedal, the SuperBlock fits the power of a 25 watt tube amp right on your pedalboard when powered by our PS-24. For quieter applications you can also power it with a conventional 9v power supply for 1 watt of power. Features include two Cab Sims and an FRFR mode on the XLR Out and headphone out, three classic voices, Limiter, Reverb, and an effects loop.
Quilter SuperBlock US 25 Watt Pedal Amp
The SuperBlock US packs three vintage amplifiers into the most extensible system you can fit on your pedalboard. Featuring 57 Tweed, 61 Blonde, and 65 Blackface voicings, the SuperBlock US has all of your classic California amp needs covered. For the first time, we are excited to offer all of tonal secrets in a pedal format. Fitting into a slot about the size of a double width pedal, the SuperBlock fits the power of a 25 watt tube amp right on your pedalboard when powered by our PS-24. For quieter applications you can also power it with a conventional 9v power supply for 1 watt of power. Features include two Cab Sims and an FRFR mode on the XLR Out and headphone out, three classic voices, Limiter, Reverb, and an effects loop.