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The first pre-amp, derived from Ariel's original Broadcast-AP circuit, is a silicon transistor, transformer-coupled design. This circuit delivers a rich character to players’ tone, creating a playing experience that’s both creative and dynamic. On the flip side, the second pre-amp takes a different approach, featuring a germanium transistor without a transformer. This design choice delivers a brighter, more aggressive tone, in stark contrast to the smoother, darker qualities of the first silicon circuit.
What sets the AP II apart from its predecessor is its send/return loop between the two circuits. This unique feature allows inserting other pedals between the pre-amps or strategically positioning each pre-amp at different points in a pedal chain, or to reverse the order of the two pre’s using a patch cable for some extra versatility.
Both circuits offer a wide gain range, offering the ability to create unique tones between the individually. However, the true magic of this pedal happens when the pre-are are working in tandem. From a subtle boost to full-on fuzz, the AP II offers a full plate of tones to choose from.
|Hudson Electronics AP II Preamp Pedal
|Two Independent Discrete Circuits
|Silicon Transistor, Transformer-Coupled Design
|Germanium Transistor, No Transformer
|Send/Return Loop for Pedal Integration