Two Notes Le Clean Preamp Pedal
The Two Notes Audio Engineering Le Clean Preamp was inspired by the brown, black and silver-faced amps from America... You know what we mean.
This 2-channel preamp lets you choose between the ultra-clean Channel A or the slightly smokier-sounding Channel B. Each channel has its own eq section, Channel A has bass and treble controls, while Channel B has bass, mid and mid sweep controls. An added Fusion Mode lets you combine the channels; the Cold Fusion mode puts the two channels in parallel, letting you blend the Channel A clean tone with the dirtier B channel, while the Hot Fusion mode cascades the channels, effectively making A a boost for B with both A and B EQ's available to shape the result. This makes the Le Clean Preamp incredibly versatile.
Other features include a balanced DI output (with ground lift), phones output with switchable speakersim, post-EQ FX loop, thru output and Midi In and Midi Out. If you want a preamp that lets you dial in almost any clean or lightly overdriven tone, look no further than the Two Notes Le Clean Preamp.
It works well and it sounds good - however I would suggest to upgrade the stock valve to something better - it makes a lot of difference. I used a Genelex Gold Lion, which sounds fantastic in this preamp. Between the two channels, the eq and the cascading possibilities there are a plethora of sounds available. The analogue speaker emulation sounds ok but I prefer to just use it for monitoring and then process the recording with the WoS Plugin, which has IRs that are much better sounding. Excellent service from GAK - fast delivery, great communication and good price.
Bought this to improve the quality of my home recording as the gigging scene is gonna be very quiet for while. I'd previously bought the Two Notes CAB M+, this is the perfect partner for it. Putting these two together gives a great range of tones, and it takes pedals very well. It's also a really good overdrive just to put straight into the front of your amp. I chose this preamp as it has more connection options than most. It's also designed properly so that if your using it on the floor you're not going to kick all the pot settings as you stomp on it - unlike many, many other foot pedals. I'm only a week into using it, but I'm having a great time with it ! It's a great multipurpose / versatile tool.