"When you're on stage there's a limit to the amount of stuff that you really want to have to deal with. So we gave the Mini Pre a volume control, and that's it."
"A nice simple preamp for testing acoustic pickups in my shop."
—Erick Coleman, repairman and StewMac tech advisor
Keep it simple. If a basic impedance matching and signal-boosting preamp is all you need for your acoustic pickup—you're adjusting tone at your amp or soundboard—the economical Mini Pre is a great choice. It's compact, includes a handy belt clip, standard 1/4" jacks, and a simple one-knob gain control. The preset flat response keeps your sound clean and uncolored. The Mini Pre accepts all piezo and magnetic pickups. 9-volt battery required.
The Mini Pre's internal trim pot can be adjusted to change the input gain if needed for very weak pickups, or to eliminate distortion. Instructions included.
Plug a 1/4" instrument cable from the Mini Pre's output to your amp or PA. To conserve battery life, the preamp is activated only when a plug is inserted in the output jack.
Input impedance: 10 meg ohms
Output Impedance: Less than 3.5K ohms
Input gain: 0 to 20db
Battery life: 1500 hours (9-volt alkaline)
Do not use rechargeable batteries.
Enclosure size: Approximately 2-1/4" x 1" x 3-3/8" (57mm x 27mm x 86mm). Made of rugged gig-worthy ABS plastic.