Chase Tone Secret Preamp!

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  1. otherone

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    Do yourself a favor...get this pedal. I found it to be really really good as an always on pedal near end of my chain...provides warmth, fullness, 3D kinda feel, adds touch sensitivity to my strings...all the time being extremely transparent. This is an exact vintage reproduction of the echoplex preamp. I a/b'ed with the MXR echoplex preamp, which is also a good pedal, but the Chase Tone is just better in all ways. I have one of Kyle's wahs (the picture clyde mccoy) and he just makes great stuff!
     
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    Agreed. I had one and decided to send it back as I thought to myself "do I really need a 'tone enhancer'?"

    ...I played my guitar the next day and was wondering why my tone was suddenly so anemic...once it dawned on me, I emailed Kyle right away and had him send it back right away. It's just killer at what it does.

    I've had a few other EP Pre type pedals and none of them quite did what the Chase does.
     
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    Prior to this I was using a bearfoot pale green compressor for the sweetness but the secret preamp just adds a whole other dimension of enhancement and feel. I play a 65 Strat into a 65 blackface pro reverb amp and I didn't think anything could make that sweeter. But this does. And I have my analog delay pedal after it and it really makes the delay pedal sound like an echoplex...really cool
     
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    :jo
     
  5. MasterEvan07

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    I sounds crazy good preceding my Timmy into my JTM45 :)
     
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    You guys are killing me... I've been wanting this one for a while. Have his fuzz face and Gypsy wah, and they are both some of the best sounding pedals I could ever imagine owning. Someday I will add the Secret Preamp to my board!
     
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    It's funny, when I talked to Kyle about it he said that it turns into people's favorite pedal and I recall thinking that a tone enhancer is a silly thing for a favorite pedal...and then I got one. Now I won't say it's my favorite, but what it does for every other pedal I've paired it with is great.

    My one niggle is the sometimes overly glassy hi-fi I get out of it, but it has a toggle to go between a bright and a dark version so it's even a problem gets addressed within the pedal itself.
     
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    You're not helping my GAS...

    So does the secret preamp kind of work for whatever pedal it's after in your chain? Or is it something that you just put at the end of your chain, and it kind of enhances everything, thus just always on?
     
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    Im wanting to try one of these and his Italian wah.. gas indeed.
     
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    I use it after my fuzz to enliven it and before my Timmy to goose that for more dirt. With verb or delay in the line I'd still keep it exactly where it is.

    I was just rocking that combo with a PTD fuzz face today into my JTM45...yeah, wow.
     
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    Gave in and placed my order today... can't wait to experience the greatness of the Secret Preamp!
     
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    please post your results, i'm considering this as well.
     
  14. MasterEvan07

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    The knob on my SP fell off yesterday and when I examined it it appeared to have been a faulty knob. Contacted Kyle and he sent a replacement and an alternative that day to correct the problem.

    All that to say he's a great guy to work with and if you hate the SP he'll take it back no problem.

    Hope you dig and I'm also looking forward to your thoughts :)
     
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    I've not tried the Dunlop/MXR, but the Clinch FX and EP Boost. See above for the OP's assessment.
     
  17. otherone

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    I feel it's better than the mxr in that you can just feel the tone better. That's the best way I can describe it. There is an overall greater richness in its character and def a greater touch sensitivity on the strings. The mxr is decent, but for $40 more, the chase tone is just on another level and def worth the little extra money
     
  18. 1madaxeman

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    Ok I give, is the website to order secret also? Did a search and got nothing,
     
  19. MasterEvan07

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    Really?

    Literally the first thing Google finds when I search for "Chase Tone"

    www.chasetone.com
     
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    No lie, first thing that comes up for me is a Premier Guitar builder profile and then a YouTube demo, etc. Thanks for the link.
     

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