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A genuine, all-tube preamp in pedal!

The Blackbird is a 2 channel, tube-driven preamp. In a nutshell, Effectrode stuffed the front end of a tube amp into a pedal!

It’s designed to add multiple channels to vintage / boutique guitar amps or use as a professional quality direct recording tube preamplifier.

The Blackbird can sit in front of your amp: putting two additional channels at your disposal.

Each channel offers its own bass, middle and treble EQ controls.

The pedal’s Clean channel serves up beautifully warm and glassy Blackface-inspired clean tones.

The Drive channel, meanwhile, is all about distortion and sustain!

This channel is based on the Dumble amps used by legends like SRV and Santana.

By simply digging in or easing off with the guitar pick, the tube circuitry responds musically and works with you to create soaring expressive solos.

Its natural tube compression also means you can effortlessly transition into rhythm or chord playing.

The Classic / Creamy toggle provides 2 distinct voices: one's smooth, the other's grittier and meaner.

Effectrode BlackBird Preamp Pedal Features:

• An entire tube preamp section in a pedal format!

• Add multiple channels to your guitar amp.

• The clean channel is a replica of the classic Blackface circuit created by Leo Fender.

• The overdrive channel is based on the hot-rodded tube circuitry found in Dumble amps and packs a huge degree of flexibility.

• Each channel has its own dedicated Bass, Mid and Treble controls.

• Tube Buffered Output: For connection to guitar amplifier.

• Transformer Balanced Out: For superb professional quality direct recording.

• Adjustable Bias: Internal bias trim-pot allows bias adjustment of the first gain stage of the drive channel to alter the input sensitivity.

• Tube swapping: Swapping tubes allows the fundamental character of the drive channel to be altered to replicate a wide range of vintage guitar amps.

• Audiophile Components: Absolutely no skimping on the quality of the components!

• True Bypass.

• Power: 12V DC.

• Current Draw: 1200mA.

• Includes 12V Power Supply.


Technical Specs

  • Overdrive
  • Preamp
12V DC
Current Draw:
Power Supply Included:
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years

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Kudos to Electric Mojo Guitars for the Effectrode Blackbird demo and their fast delivery! It took me a while before to find the perfect preamp pedal and I finally got it! The Blackbird is not cheap, but totally worth it. It is very well designed and delivers any tone you...
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