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ISP Technologies Theta Guitar Pre Amp Pedal

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Product Description

Now experience the performance of the Theta preamp in this high gain pedal. Featuring a full pre-distort preamplifier and high gain distortion stage, the Theta preamp pedal also includes a full implementation of the award winning Decimator G-string II circuit.

The Preamplifier section includes controls for Gain, Bass, Midrange boost/cut Level and Midrange Sweep from 300 to 3KHz, Treble and Preamp Level. The Preamp section can be used stand-alone for clean tone shaping and/or used to overdrive the front of the THETA High Gain distortion stage.

ISP Technologies Theta Preamp Pedal Features

  • Pre-Distort Preamp usable for overdrive of Distortion circuit or for clean tone shaping / overdrive
  • Incredible tone shaping with Pre-Distort tone includes Bass, Mid Level, Mid sweep from 300 to 3KHz and Treble
  • THETA Distortion circuit with post distort Bass, Mid Level, Mid Sweep from 300 to 3KHz and Treble
  • Highest gain Distortion available anywhere, greater than 160dB of gain using Distortion and Pre-Distort Preamp overdrive
  • Decimator G-string II noise reduction built in for absolute silent operation and greater than 80dB NR
  • Footswitch selectable dual Gain1 / Gain2 settings
  • +/-15volt internal operation for professional headroom and sonic clarity
  • Dynamic Saturation Modulation circuit emulates a saturated tube amp with tube rectifier
  • Externally controllable switching of all footswitch functions for control via MIDI control function

The Distortion controls include footswichable Gain 1 and Gain 2 for selection of a crunch and over the top gain, Bass Midrange boost/cut Level, Midrange Sweep from 300 to 3KHz, Treble and output level.

The Decimator G-String II circuit has a Decimator Threshold control and provides the full Time Vector Processing circuit with the latest Decimator improvements of Linearized release response, which improves the smoothness of the release response of the Decimator.

Another incredible feature we added is Dynamic Saturation Modulation, which emulates the spongy modulated dynamics of a full throttle tube amplifier with a vintage tube rectifier power section. While subtle, this adds yet another dimension to the THETA performance.

The trademark sound of the THETA amplifier series is over the top gain and sustain with over 160db of gain on tap and incredible tone shaping flexibility. The front end Preamplifier can be used to over-drive the input section of the THETA distortion circuit with mind blowing amounts of gain and pre-distort tone shaping. The only way we can provide this level of gain is due to the inclusion of the on-board Decimator G-String II circuit, which tracks the envelope of the input signal and provides greater than 80db of noise reduction.

The THETA PREAMP PEDAL is a true professional guitar Preamplifier with an internal +/-15 volt power supply providing more than 3 times the headroom of a typical 9 volt pedal. This amount of headroom is required for proper tone shaping and a higher level of performance than would otherwise be possible with a standard 9 volt power supply.

Add to all of these features dual remote control jacks, which allow all of the THETA PREAMP PEDAL switch functions to be controlled via MIDI control functions or simple switch closure, and you have one powerhouse Guitar Preamplifier.

The THETA distortion circuit is in a class of its own with better sensitivity, response and tone than any other guitar preamplifier. The discerning player knows how much better you can play when the response between their fingers and their ears becomes magic. That is the definable level of performance that the THETA provides.

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  248-673-7790 Warranty: 
E.J.Todd from Granite Falls, WA
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Extensive tone shaping, distortion, noise supression for a tone fiend!
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Outstanding!
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Made VERY well, VERY dependable.
Playability and Feel
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The feel of the knobs and switches are (for lack of a better term) High end.
Tone
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The tone shaping (and molding) ability of this device is extreme and indeed multi faceted, multi layered yet surprisingly intuitive...and I've owned and used MANY such pedals (Keely, Bogner, TC, Boss, EH etc.) all high end, this one takes top honors. The multiple gain stages are perfectly integrated with the multiple tone stages. It doesn't matter what genre you're into, this thing literally does it all. Work with it a bit and you'll find EXACTLY what you're looking for...and then some!
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Sexy.
Reliability
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I've had it a couple of weeks now but (with power conditioning and surge pro) I for see this unit being fully functional for decades at the least. It's built like a tank.
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