Rubber Soul

Released 4-2019

guitar preamp that emulates the sound and feel of a small British tube combo

Goes from pristine clean to hot and jangly to smoky, slightly ragged overdrive, with a 2-band eq that is voiced just right. Transparent when bass and treble are at noon and plenty of flavors available including mid scoop, mid hump, bright, dark, thin, and fat.

All that is followed up with an optical compressor circuit designed to emulate a sagging GZ34 tube rectifier, a saturated output transformer, and over-loaded voice coils & speaker cones for that ultimate small combo experience. But the compressor is subtle, mainly a limiter and not super squashy, especially when the drive, bass, and/or treble are set low. Virtually zero effect when drive is set all the way down.

More to come…