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Schroeder Amplification Jeff Tweedy Ramjet Preamp 2016 Prototype Signed by Jeff Tweedy

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Protoype #2 signed by Jeff Tweedy!

The Jeff Tweedy Ramjet Preamp is designed to provide some of the guitar tones that Tweedy used throughout Wilco’s Star Wars album, achieved in part by overdriving the recording studio’s mixing console. The Ramjet (street price around $2,000) embodies Schroeder’s design philosophy of combining traditional guitar amplifier circuit design with audiophile-grade internal parts usually found only in high-end audio components. This enables the Ramjet to deliver wide frequency response and dynamic range and go from pristine clarity to richly saturated, harmonically complex overdrive and massive distortion. The two Ramjet Preamps will be signed by Jeff Tweedy and Tim Schroeder. 

Key Jeff Tweedy Preamp Features and Specifications

The Ramjet Preamp is a culmination of 14 years of design. What makes the Tweedy Ramjet version different than the standard Ramjet is that its controls and functionality have been streamlined for the specific tones Jeff favored when getting to know the first prototype. He wanted to be able to “dial in” those sounds without twiddling the multiple knobs and switches found on the original version. These tones just happen to be the same sounds which can be heard on Wilco’s Star Wars album: that ridiculously cool overdriven Neve channel sound!

Tube Complement:

(2) 12AX7, (1) 6V6. Each tube has been selected by ear for its individual position in each prototype.

Front Panel (left to right):

- 1/4-inch guitar input

- “More” knob (volume/overdrive amount)

  • Standby switch
  • Pilot lamp
  • On/off switch

Back Panel (left to right):

  • IEC AC power cord receptacle with fuse tray
  • 8-ohm speaker out
  • Speaker/internal load switch: this allows the user to use the speaker out instead of just the internal load for additional recording capabilities or when using the preamp as a 4-watt amplifier
  • Bright switch (for the DI out)
  • Level Out control (for the DI out)
  • DI out via 1/4-inch TS jack

Product Specs

Listed5 years ago
ConditionMint (Used)
Mint items are in essentially new original condition but have been opened or played.learn more
Made In
  • United States

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