Preamps

The D-Type Preamp Pedal

The D-Type Preamp Pedal

“…the preamp sounded amazing. It’s like a work of art.” — Phil

I’ve had this idea for years – why mess around with solid state pedals if you can have your entire D tone stack, preamp and controls in a small package – all tube – all point to point!  The Malin D-Type Preamp Pedal is a fully hand wired point-to-point boutique preamp that embodies all the D-style tone, because it has all the real circuitry. Being hand build, each component is chosen, measured and correctly oriented and care is taken to route wires the way they should be in a D-style amp. 

“…Wow. The harmonics are stunning…” — D. K.

Just like any “ODS” style amp, the D-Type Preamp Pedal has the controls you’d expect.  Jazz/Rock, 3-way Bright Switch, Mid-Boost, and the full tone stack (Treb, Mid, Bass).  Pre-amp Volume and Master operate as they should, both in Clean or O/D settings, and the Overdrive “Drive” and “Level” controls are just as they should be.

“…an absolute home run as far as I’m concerned…” — Robert

The D-Type Preamp Pedal can be used in front of your favorite amp (or whatever they give you in the back line!) to give you the tone you’re used to anywhere.  It can also be used to drive the Power Amp In (Effects Loop Return) of any amp.  The D-Type Preamp Pedal takes other pedals well, and works well with your pedal board in front of it (just as you would the preamp section of your amp).  It is small, powerful and versatile, but most importantly, it IS a D-style circuit – no corners cut, no printed circuit boards, no wave soldered caps, no transistors, no op-amps – this is a real hand-wired point-to-point circuit in a small package!

  • Hand Wired Point to Point
  • All Tube – (two 12AX7 tubes)
  • Foot Switchable Clean and Overdrive
  • True Bypass
What is YOUR definition of “hand wired”?

Traveling? Take your tone with you – it will fit in your carry-on bag.  With the D-Type Preamp you can plug into any backline and have your signature “D” style tone!

Can’t have your amp on stage?  You can use the D-Type Preamp as a pedal, run the output to your off-stage amp, either into the instrument input or Effects Return (Power amp In) and have full control of the volume, tone and settings right at your feet!

Recording? Run the D-Type Preamp output into a power amp and your favorite impulse response box and you’ve got your entire rig! Fully responsive, fully tube.

Rehearsing? Don’t lug your entire rig across town to that rehearsal studio. Bring your D-Type Preamp Pedal along, plug into whatever they have in the studio and you still have YOUR sound!

Small Gig? Bring a small amp, plug the D-Type Preamp into the amp’s input and you have your full “D” style tone even in the smallest venue!

Small Venue? Bring your tone with you!

The D-Type Preamp Pedal is the future! No need to lug your full sized head, no more fretting about how the backline is going to kill your signature tone. Carry it in, plug it in and start playing!

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