Lounsberry Pedals ARO-1 Amp Rescue Preamp Pedal
The Amp Rescue was so named after it was demonstrated through a small, solid state amp in a music store in Atlanta. The exclamation was heard, "Wow! It rescues a bad amp!"
It is a gain staged preamp with Germanium diodes.The onset of overdrive is gradual, but it adds compression and 2nd order harmonics and "sparkle". The Amp Rescue pedal acts as an enhanced front end preamp for great sound through any amp, especially amps that lack punch and drive. It chimes in a way you never believed a pedal could, and it has been said to replace the chorus effect in some guitar rigs because of the lively top end.
Like all Lounsberry Pedals it sounds and plays more like a guitar amp than a guitar pedal The controls work the same, and the input is very responsive, ranging from a warm semi-clean to full on classic rock crunch and saturated lead tones.
The Amp Rescue provides a public service for users of "fairly good" equipment and provides the dynamic touch response of a vintage tube amplifier.
ABOUT GAIN STAGING: Discrete preamps provide gain in several stages, so that a lot of what happens to provide the right amounts of drive and compression in a preamp is determined by how many discrete stages are employed, and their levels, determining how the stages interact.
Top 5 Reasons to buy
- Very natural warm sounding circuit
- Enhanced front-end preamp for great sound through any amp
- Not a Digital Modeling Preamp
- Discrete circuit - No ICs or Surface Mount components
- True Bypass - 9V Battery Included