PastFx Chorus Ensemble Preamp Crunch -now runs off 9VDC Battery ( Ce-1 / Ce 1 / Ce1 Preamp Clone )

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NEW VERSION! Now with 2 Extra Switchable mods!!!

1) POT MOD - Switch between 2 different Potentiometer values for the Level Control. Some users of the original Boss CE1 would replace the stock pot for a higher value. This internal switch allows the user to try both. This mod can allow for the signal to clip and crunch earlier.

2) VOLUME MOD - This internal trimpot, will allow the heavily "crunched" signal to be able to have unity with the bypass signal!. Don't want to use it? No problem, turn the trimmer to Maximum, and will return to stock settings :)

Why spend several $100's on a Ce-1 Preamp Clone that doesn't even use the Correct Voltages of the original!!!
+/- 9v internal voltages is a lot simpler to achieve and may work, however a faithful clone of the Vintage Boss ce1 Preamp runs on +/-14 & 13v!
There are no rare obsolete chips in the Preamp section! So there is no need to overprice this recreation!

Can Your Ce-1 Preamp reproduction operate of 9v Dc Battery?
Does it use high quality Lumberg Dc Jacks & Neutrik Sockets?
Does it have as a bonus switchable Buffer circuit!??


Reduced price only for a limited time!

What is it?
The PastFx Chorus Ensemble Preamp Crunch is the most faithful recreation of the The BOSS® CE-1’s preamp.
The Preamp Crunch came about after many requests to have the bypass channel of The BOSS® CE-1 in a stand-alone unit.
The Preamp Crunch cuts no corners in its design. It is the only recreation of The BOSS® CE-1’s preamp which has the correct internal voltages, exact peak level LED indicator circuit, and as a bonus a buffer circuit which can be added or removed as desired.
The Preamp Crunch requires no fuses and is not powered by mains voltage. With today’s advancements in technology, the Preamp Crunch operates off the same bipolar voltages as The BOSS® CE-1, however it only requires standard 9vdc pedal power supply.
• Level Control
• Correct bipolar voltages +/- 14v & 13v
• Same unique Preamp stage
• Normal / effect footswitch
• True Bypass  
• Red LED Peak Level Indicator visual feedback of input sensitivity
• Blue effect on LED indicator
• High / Low Input sensitivity changeover switch
• Operates off industry standard (9VDC negative tip 2.1mm )  or a 9V Battery

Buffer Circuit
Many owners of the BOSS® CE-1 noticed that when selecting the high on the input sensitivity switch that some of the high frequencies of their signal was lost. This was a desirable outcome for some. To remedy this, some users would place a buffer before the BOSS® CE-1 to restore the high frequencies. The Preamp Crunch comes with an inbuilt buffer circuit which can be added or removed as desired.
Note: When clipping the signal heavily by having the Level control on high, it can give various responses based on
what type of amplifier is used. On some amps it can almost sound like a fuzz, and on others a more traditional crunch sound! This is the same experience with the original.
When the level control and Input sensitivity switch are on high settings, having the buffer activated may increase unwanted noise.
Adjust to taste.

From Dave Simpson
On 24/08/2020 10:54 pm, David simpson wrote:
Hi there I've just tried the pedals out and I can't believe it. There Perfect. Absolutely perfect. They sound right. Respond right. Are right. Incredible. Your the first person who has nailed it for me. I've tried alot of ce1 clones and ce1 boost clones. Non of which worked and added anything. They were just clean boosts. So just made things harsher and louder. Yours are the first pedals where i can actually tell there doing something magical. Awesome. I cannot wait to demo these. Dave
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Downloadable Manual with more information of pedal available at Website :)

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