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Benson Amps Preamp Pedal - Gray/White

From Benson:
We call this our Preamp because it is! The circuit is based on the our Chimera 30 watt guitar amplifier, but substitutes FET transistors for the vacuum tubes. The result is an extremely amp-like and versatile clean boost/overdrive/fuzz pedal that imparts rich harmonics and a very musical EQ to your signal chain…truly a Chimera in a box!

Put the firepower and tone of Chimera 30-watt head at your feet with the Chimera Preamp pedal! Like the mythological creature that inspires it, the Chimera Preamp’s shape-shifting tones are full of surprises — from basic enhancement and EQ to countless shades of saturated drive. Low-gain settings can give clean sounds a more sparkling tube-like response or even work as a clean boost when already playing through a tube amp. Push the preamp gain more, and your signal begins to breakup, offering everything from subtle grit to fire-breathing fuzz and distortion. All the character and presence of a mythic Benson tube head — now more compact than ever — are at your disposal with the Chimera Preamp pedal.

Power requirements:
9VDC Boss style adapter or battery 50ma

Controls: Gain, Volume, Treble, Bass


  • Brings distinctive Benson tube tone to a compact solid-state FET preamp pedal
  • Ultra-sensitive volume and gain controls can achieve everything from clean boosts to a raucous fuzz
  • Musical EQ seamlessly works across the preamp’s wide range
  • Bold harmonic presence is perfect for saturating DI/solid-state setups or powering long signal chains

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