• Colour Box Preamplifier Pedal
  • Colour Box Preamplifier Pedal
  • Colour Box Preamplifier Pedal
Colour Box Preamplifier Pedal

Product Information

In 1961 a British engineer would start a company from a spare room in his England home that would permanently change the history of the Pro Audio industry. This company set a trajectory for musical tones that spanned across genres and impacted every generation that followed. We are talking about the infamous piece of gear known as the Neve* recording console. From "Love Me Do" by The Beatles to the famous sounds of Led Zeppelin, U2, Spoon, Pink Floyd, Motown, Quincy Jones, Nirvana, Steely Dan, Neil Young, Tears For Fears, and Tom Petty (the list is endless), The Colour Box is our tribute to the legend and application of how a piece of gear can change music.

Have you ever heard songs like the Beatles "Revolution", or Motown classics like Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, or even the modern Radiohead's "Bodysnatchers" and thought, "How are they getting that guitar sound?" Well, the answer is sort of clothed in obscurity, but it's actually created by the simplest practical application......plugging a guitar directly into a vintage studio console and recording "direct in." The JHS Pedals Colour Box is designed and created to allow you to recreate these infamous guitar tones with your live rig, or in a studio environment by using 100% analog circuitry true to the design and schematic of vintage Neve* circuitry. The Colour Box is completely free from any digital modeling. Never before have "direct in" tones been available from your guitar amp in the way that the Colour Box delivers them. Aside from creating these "direct in" tones, the Colour Box covers all the ground that you would expect a high quality studio preamp to cover. From your microphone, bass, keyboard, or even your acoustic guitar, it does it all.

We have gone to great lengths to bring the color and character of a real vintage console to your feet or desktop. We started with two gain stages in series that produce beautiful clean tones but that can also destroy any signal into a beautiful fuzzy mess, full of rich harmonics and body with over 39db of gain on tap. The local feedback of each gain stage makes for a very unique type of distortion. We used the same topology and discrete gain stage found in the Neve* 1073, but we have two gain stages in series instead of one. We use a high quality Lundahl transformer that adds weight, heft, and a 3D quality just like preamps that you will find costing much more. The transformer fattens the lows, adds harmonic complexity and richness to the midrange (kinda like stirring flour into your drippings to give you gravy) as well as smoothing and rounding of the high frequencies. It also blocks all DC voltages, adds electrical isolation, and blocks RF frequencies ensuring super quiet operation and noise floor.

Product Features

  • 100% analog signal path, based on the design of classic Neve mixing consoles
  • Dual gain stages with over 39dB of gain gives you everything from subtle sweetening to full-on distortion
  • Powerful tone-shaping potential, with 3-band EQ and wide-ranging variable low-cut filter (60Hz-800Hz)
  • Preamp and EQ pedal for guitar, microphone, or line-level sources
  • Re-creates the classic sound of plugging a guitar directly into a mic preamp
  • Includes 1 x JHS Sticker, 1 x JHS Guitar Pick, 1 x JHS Button

Product Specifications

Brand
JHS Pedals
SKU
JHSPCOLOURBOX
Gender
Unisex
Color
White
Age
All Ages
MPN
COLOURBOX
UPC
700355948834
Effect Type
Preamp
UPC
650415211005
Input
Mono
Ship Dimension
6 x 10 x 7 inches
Ship Weight
2lbs.