Active preamp with volume and tone controls for guitar with Piezo bridge pickups. Includes piezo board and 9V battery terminals. Knobs not included.
Epiphone Chet Atkins solution
I bought an Epiphone Chet Atkins a few months ago from the pawn shop.The guitar plays beautifully but it has two problems in one the preamp doesn''t sound good and mine was unreliable. I would solder and resolder connections to make it work. I had decided to design my own. But I looked on line Allparts and found a great solution to my problem.Their piezo preamp w/Vol & tone is the answer I needed! The original had one transitor and minimal other parts. this preamp is keep it simple stupid. I installed it upside down so I wouldn''t have to rout or drill so the tone control is on top. It also featues and on-off switch on the volume control. Quiet with a large range of usable tones. I am sure it. It would be great for a hollow body acoustic too! Lovin'' this!Reviewed by: Clinton Knott from Detroit, MI United States. on 9/20/2011 1:02:00 AM
I had a late 80's Epiphone Chet Atkins (built by Samick) that was a great guitar with a less than stellar preamp. The guitar actually sounded good with the tone all the way off, but anything else was way too bright to be useful. I found this preamp and put it in a drawer as a replacement for the day when the original finally crapped out. I finally pulled it out and temporarily hooked it up, and to my surprise this was a vast improvement. It actually has a usable range of tone control, and overall it is much quieter. The preamp has an "off" position at the end of the volume knob's rotation. I originally thought that this would power off the guitar while still plugged in, which would be a fantastic feature, but alas, that isn't the case. When I inquired, I was told that it only shuts off the preamp, but the battery will still drain if a cable is plugged into the input jack. Not sure what the point is for this feature, but overall it is a steal for the price. This is a direct replacement for the two-knob Epiphone Chets, although the controls are flipped. It is a solderless connection, and it only took about 15 minutes to do the swap. Don't hesitate to get one and replace the original preamp. You will be amazed at the difference in sound.Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Dan Mustard from Columbus. on 2/9/2018
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