Sneak preview: the new ADA DEFINITION, a Magnetic Pickup Pre-Amplifier for Guitar and Bass with Boost
It’s a discrete transistor pre-amplifier with BOOST designed for passive magnetic pickups so you can get their full dynamic and frequency capabilities without introducing compression, noise or distortion. Absolutely transparent. It has ultra-high impedance, low capacitance and low output impedance. It is designed to be the first connection and a buffer between your instrument and the rest of your signal path.
The DEFINITION is the ideal tool for recording and re-amping, because it delivers all the pure natural, full-spectrum sound of the pickups, without any phase shift or equalization. The DEFINITION’s BOOST can also be used to overdrive the first tube stage in your tube combo or head so that all your distortion is tube-generated. (This effectively adds another distortion stage to your signal by turning the first stage, normally the amplifying stage, into a distortion stage.) The foot-switch activated BOOST, of up to +16 dB, is the ultimate control needed for all-tube generated tone. ADA sets a new standard in achieving ultra low noise, flat, full-range frequency response and with no compression from your guitar or bass. For clean tones, there is nothing better.
Our engineers tell us that it has a very high input impedance of 3 megohms (3 to 6 times greater than other “high impedance” inputs), hand-selected ultra low-noise transistors and FETs, a very low 100 ohm output impedance (10 times lower than the norm) capable of driving long cables and a flat frequency response from 20 Hz to 40 kHz +/- 0.1dB. And it's housed in a steel enclosure (4.5” x 2.5” x 1.5” LxWxH) for better shielding. It can be powered by 9 to 18 volts DC, with 12 or more volts recommended for bass pickups.
ADA should be shipping this amazing pedal at the end of August.