AMT ELECTRONICS S2 – Legend Amps 2 (Soldano) Guitar Preamp / Distortion Pedal
Introducing the next generation of the Legend Amp series of pedals, the LA2 line. Guaranteed to be the most versatile distortion pedals on the market, offering huge tube-style saturated tone in the styles of all of your favorite high gain modern and classic amp heads. The LA2 pedals will accompany the original series, as an enhanced upgraded “PRO” version.
In the early 90’s Mike Soldano created the amp, which later became a kind of a standard for metal sound realized with variations in Lead channels of various amplifiers (Soldano, Mesa / Boogie Rectifier, H & K Triamp). The common sound basis of these amplifiers was the 5-stage preamp, whose solid and bright sound is reproduced by the S2.*
Two-channel LA-2 series preamp effects are designed to produce clean and overdriven guitar sound within a variety of guitar channel organization. The basic concept of the series is “your own sound in your pocket.” LA-2 incorporates original circuit designs developed by the specialists of AMT, which allow to obtain bright and rich sound in the style of the original tube overdrives using low-voltage (9V) power and low current consumption.
The distinctive feature of the series is the presence of three outputs intended for implementation of basic types of channels organization:
– direct connection to guitar system power amp;
– connection to “clean” channel of a guitar combo or amp;
– direct connection to a mixer.
All three of these outputs can be used simultaneously! Use the different outputs for recording direct and micing at the same time, run different effects through different outputs, or record three DAW tracks all at once. The routing and recording options are endless. The Legend II series of pedals are a studios engineers dream come true.
Two channel preamp and distortion pedal
When connected to the amp or a mixer La-2 acts as a two-channel preamp providing switch between clean and overdriven channels by means of a footswitch. CLEAN channel is universal for all models of the series and sounds in the style of classic Fender amps.
When using LA-2 in effect mode the “clean” channel of an external amplifier or a combo is used. Please be aware that the used combo or amplifier largely determines the resulting sound.
When in effect mode the series uses “partial” active bypass, which reduces the need to minimize the length of used cables and retains the original sound of the instrument when the effect is off.
– OD LEVEL adjusts the overall loudness of the pedal output
– OD GAIN adjusts the amount of distortion and drive
– HIGH controls the amount of high frequency in the signal
– MIDDLE controls the amount of mid frequency in the signal
– BASS controls the amount of bass frequency in the signal
– CL LEVEL adjusts the buffer output of the bypassed signal, 1 o’clock positioning represents standard -10dB level
– CL BOOST SWITCH engages a boost of clean signal up to +8dB when the pedal is bypassed, making the pedal a 2-channel preamp
– Three outputs (CAB SIM OUT, PREAMP OUT, DRIVE OUT)
– Simultaneous use of all three outputs at once
– Optional clean level and clean boost controls when bypassed (only with CAB SIM OUT and PREAMP OUT)
– LED indicator when effect is engaged SPECIFICATIONS:
– 9-12v DC power negative center (-), adapter or battery
– Low power consumption
– Small size: 110 x 62 x 58 mm
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