Overview

Bringing together features like the organic warmth of onboard vacuum tubes, hand-wired construction, and streamlined gain/volume/two-band EQ interface that affords a surprising wealth of tonal versatility, the Benson Preamp Overdrive/Distortion is a do-it-all dirt box that adds premium grit to your rig. Built with a circuit based on Benson's much-loved Chimera 30W amp endorsed by players like Ryan Adams, the Preamp is marked by its effortless ability to dial in pristine boost, bluesy overdrive, and even toe the line of throwback fuzz and distortion. A no-nonsense approach to a staple effect using the finest ingredients.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Preamp Pedal
Finish
  • Gray
Year
  • 2018
Categories
Pedal Format
  • Standard

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Reviews for the Benson Amps Preamp Pedal
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  • Best Drive/Boost

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    The Benson Preamp adds so much color and life to your tone. There is nothing like it. It works well on bass too surprisingly enough.

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  • Sounds great!

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    This has become my primary overdrive pedal. I'm using it with a bit of a different setup than other reviewers, perhaps. I run the Ethos Clean Preamp into either the Seymour Duncan Powerstage 170 or a Fryette Power Station II as my "amp". Into this I run a tweed style overdrive, the Benson Preamp, …

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  • First Pre-Amp Pedal I Have Used

    It took a little bit (not a lot) of time to figure out the tone was high/low pass rather than absolute values, likely because I was too lazy to closely look at the instructions! However, after dialing around, I got a great sound out of my new generation stock AC15. It sounds much more alive and is even more responsive to touch than before. This is an always on device.

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  • Yes

    Verified Purchase

    The hype is real. Astounding dynamics. Sounds big and covers everthing from light breakup to strait up fuzz. So good.

  • Worth every penny!

    Verified Purchase

    Fantastic always on pedal!