This is a used preamp. It has been tested and gone over by the experts at our shop to ensure it’s working properly and is free of issues, unless otherwise noted in this listing. Please see pictures provided and the notes below for condition and wear. It will be packed with care to be shipped to your door! If you have any questions about this or any other piece of gear we have, please let us know and we’ll be happy to help!
– Condition: 8/10
– Any wear of note: There’s some marks and scratches, mainly on the bottom and the top of the unit. But it works 100% as it should. Comes with original box, power supply and manual.
Rocktron’s history of creating great guitar preamps continues with the introduction of the Widowmaker. This high gain monster offers intense distortion and powerful tone and features a new design from LA Custom.
With over-the-top metal gain, our intended user for the Widowmaker is the modern metal guitarist, and those who rock on the very heavy side. The Widowmaker is an outstanding choice for a two channel analog preamp. This single rack space molten gain producing machine delivers the goods when it comes to high gain shred tone.
Controls include Level, Bass, MID, Treble and Gain in the HIGH GAIN channel, and Level, Bass, Mid and Treble for the CLEAN channel, while providing a wide range of tonal possibilities. At Rocktron, we know the importance of incredible high gain, especially for the metal and rock players. The Widowmaker delivers and has been designed to give you the goods in the gain department!
In the HIGH GAIN Channel, the Level control determines the output level independent of the Clean Channel. The Bass control is used to determine the amount of low frequency information present in the High Gain channel, and is adjustable to + -15dB.
The MID control in the High Gain channel is used to determine the amount of high frequency cut. Up to 30dB of mid range cut may be applied. The Treble control is used to determine the amount of high frequency information present in the High Gain channel, and is adjustable up to + -15dB.
The Gain Control in the High Gain channel is used to determine the amount of Gain (distortion) present in the High Gain channel.
Use the CHANNEL Switch on the front of the Widowmaker to switch in and out of the High Gain channel. When the LED is lit, the High Gain channel is active.
This preamp not only delivers on the gain front, but you will be thrilled with the great clean tones available when using the Widowmaker. Shimmering, glassy, crystal-like tone is possible in the clean mode.
The Widowmaker CLEAN Channel also offers Level, Bass, MID and Treble controls for clean tones. Special attention was paid to delivering great clean tone with this preamp!
The Front Panel of the Widowmaker Guitar Preamp is where you find the On and Off switch, and a Power LED indicates when the preamp is “on”. A standard ¼” mono jack provides an input to the Widowmaker from a guitar or other effect.
The Back Panel of the Widowmaker is where you find the footswitch jack that accepts a ¼” mono cable and connects to a single-function latching footswitch for channel switching functions. A standard ¼” Output jack provides the output of the Widowmaker, which can be fed to an amplifier or other effects.
- Input Impedance: 1M Ohms
- Output Impedance: <100 Ohms
- Input: 1/4″ mono unbalanced (front)
- Output: 1/4″ mono unbalanced (back)
- Foot Switch Jack: 1/4″ mono latching on/off type switch (VFS1 opt foot switch available)
- Power Requirements: 9VAC 1.5amps 2.5mm barrel
- Dimensions: 19″ x 1.75″ x 4″
- Weight: 4.9lbs
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- Custom orders of any kind are non returnable and non refundable. We often charge a deposit before we will place a custom or special order. All special order deposits are NON REFUNDABLE, no exceptions.
- Microphones, Harmonicas, In-Ear Systems and any other items that come into contact with your mouth or ears.
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- Guitar or bass pickups that have been installed or used in any way.
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