Takamine TP-4TD Dual Input "G" Series Preamp

This listing is for ONE (1) new TP-4TD PreAmp, the most current and up to date version.

Does not include any item used for reference in the description pictures.

Also includes 1 preamp removal tool and TP-4TD Owners Manual.

This PreAmp is covered by Takamine Electronics One-Year Limited Warranty

and will be sent with warranty registration card.

This warranty is applicable only to the original purchaser, it is non-transferable.



Battery Check Indicator Light

Tuner ON/OFF

3 Band EQ

Gain Control

Dual Pickup Inputs


This preamp is designed for use in Takamine G Series guitars only!

The PreAmp DOES NOT come with a mounting chassis.

The PreAmp Mounting Chassis is installed at the Takamine factory during the guitar manufacturing process; if your guitar does not currently have a Mounting Chassis installed please do not order this PreAmp as you will have no way to insert it into the guitar.

There is always "duct tape" I suppose...


The difference between the TP-4TD and TP-E or TP-4T PreAmps is the “D”  It stands for “DUAL” not “digital” which so many people seem to think...

TP-4TD has TWO (2) INPUTS for a “SPLIT SADDLE” system,

TP-E & TP-4T have ONE (1) INPUT for use with a “STRAIGHT SADDLE” system.

Although the Takamine TP-4TD preamps were designed for use with Takamine “G” Series Model guitars that feature a “Split-Saddle” it can ALSO be used with Takamine “G” Series Guitars possessing a “STRAIGHT Saddle.”


Here is a PARTIAL list of Takamine preamps whose mounting chassis will accept the TP-4TD:

AccurAcoustic, CTP-1, CTP-2, CTP-3, CT4B, CT-4BII, CT4-DX, DSP, Graph Ex, TK-40,

TK-40B, TK-40D, TP-4, TP-4T, TP-4TD, TP-E, Parametric Equalizer, Takamine Equalizer (N4B)

These preamps are 2 7/16th x 2 13/16th If your current preamp is not this size it will not fit.


Older Takamine preamps TV3N, TK4NT, TS-1, TS-2, PT007S, etc. are a different size and shape than the TP-4TD and are located in a different location on the guitars side; the mounting chassis of these preamps WILL NOT accommodate the TP-4TD preamp.

The TP-4TD preamp is designed for use in “G” Series model guitars and are not compatible* with Pro Series Takamine guitars made in Japan.

* Pro Series Takamine guitars feature the palathetic pickup which plugs in via a Male RCA plug,

“G” series Takamine guitars have a pickup which plugs in via a 2.5mm (close to 3/32) Mono Male plug.

If your guitar already has an RCA jack it means the guitar is a PRO-Model Takamine Instrument with a true "PALATHETIC" pickup - I would encourage you to replace your preamp with a PRO-Series Preamp like the CTP-2, CTP-3, CT4-DX or CT4B-II to realize your guitars true sonic potential!


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Sometimes in this fast paced electronics driven world we lose touch with the “humanity” that is represented by all of the internet listings, fax and e-mail numbers.

I am a real person; I am not just a number, I welcome your questions and speaking with you personally.

Please feel free to call or text me at: 502-417-7991 Tonefully – Bill / addictedtotoneinc.



AddictedToToneInc does not accept returns.

The item listed in this ad is designed to improve the tone of your Takamine guitar or for replacing a defective component.

I can help you diagnose the problem with your Takamine system.

Please contact me before you order an item you do not actually need.

AddictedToToneInc does not accept returns because of a third parties ineptitude, specifically “repair technicians” that do not know how to properly diagnose possible defects of the individual components used in the Takamine electronic system.

AddictedToToneInc checks each component for possible electronic defect when the new product is received from Takamine and verifies its working condition once again before it is shipped.


I only use sturdy shipping boxes to prevent damage to the item you have purchased.

As a consumer I understand the desire to save a couple dollars whenever possible, please understand that I have tried alternative “cheaper” shipping methods and was not pleased with the result – to much damage!

I do not make any “extra” money on shipping. The shipping price is calculated to include the carrier delivery fees to your specific location and some of the fees imposed on the item by REVERB and PayPal.

I package items VERY well and ship very promptly!

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I ship very quickly, after the package has been processed changes to the shipment cannot be made.

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As you may or may not know...

Since the early 70's KAMAN Music was the sole distributer of Takamine guitars in the U.S.A.

Recently ESP Guitars and Takamine Guitars announced a partnership in which Takamine instruments will be distributed exclusively exclusively through ESP Guitars in the U.S.A.

This new distribution partnership began in March 2015.

Because of this new chapter in American Takamine history some printed materials have yet to be revised for the new ESP distributorship. For this reason, this sale is for preamp only, it does not come with printed owners manual or glamour box.

Your PreAmp will be sent very carefully and safely packaged.

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