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TC Electronic DC30 Preamp – New TC Electronic EQ Boost Overdrive Guitar Effect Pedal

£126.50

The TC Electronic DC30 is a preamp pedal that authentically recreates the tone of a classic British top boost amp from the 1960s. Offering two independent channels with their own gain volume and EQ controls to represent the experience of using a jumper cable on the amp to stack them this amp excels at classic…

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The TC Electronic DC30 Preamp is in New condition and made by TC Electronic , it is a great EQ Boost Overdrive Guitar Effect Pedal – The TC Electronic DC30 is a preamp pedal that authentically recreates the tone of a classic British top boost amp from the 1960s. Offering two independent channels with their own gain volume and EQ controls to represent the experience of using a jumper cable on the amp to stack them this amp excels at classic blues rock indie and pop tones. Perfect for home recording practice and live performances this pedal gives you realistic amp tone and feel right on your pedalboard. The DC30 also offers a switchable pre or post-amp boost with adjustable gain adding more gain to your tone to drive the amp harder boosting mids like using an overdrive pedal would. Its DI output features an official Celestion cabinet simulation emulating a 2 x 12 cabinet loaded with their unique Alnico Blue speakers for authentically vintage sound great for gigging directly into a PA system or running into an audio interface for recording. The additional headphone output ensures that this preamp pedal can be used for noiseless practice sessions. . Available from Just Pedals for only £ 126.5 Authentic and detailed recreation The DC30 delivers a painstakingly built recreation of a classic top boost guitar amp with TC Electronics brand new AMPWORX technology. Individual volume EQ and gain controls across both channels allow you to stack amplification stages your way using the distinctive louder Brilliant channel. All of this delivers a realistic responsive amp right on your pedalboard. Custom top boost As with the original amp that inspired it the DC30 features a unique treble-focused grit that really shines on blues rock indie and pop. Being a staple amp of popular genres throughout the 60s the DC30 recreates this with its Brilliant channel and high cut controls. Combined with this you can get some extra drive and punch from the built-in boost circuitry recreating the experience of adding an overdrive into your chain – with adjustable gain and the ability to switch between positioning it before or after the amp simulation. Official cabinet simulation To add that final touch of polish this preamp pedal comes with an official Celestion cabinet simulator emulating the 2 x 12 cabinets the amp that inspired this pedal always came with. This recreates the tone of Celestions unique Alnico Blue speakers typically associated with the original amp for even more authenticity. Its individual DI output makes it easy to run directly into PA systems when playing live or audio interfaces when recording at home. Features Dual-channel preamp pedal inspired by a legendary British top boost amp from the 1960s Individual gain EQ and volume controls per channel for clean and drive tones or stacking both channels Built-in 5 dB boost with mid-forward voicing to replicate adding an overdrive pedal with the amp Boost switchable between pre or post-amp for extra flexible tone High cut EQ controls let you adjust top-end grit and sparkle for the perfect playing experience Dedicated DI output with official Celestion cabinet simulation for extra authenticity Cabinet simulation recreates the sound of a 2 x 12 cabinet loaded with Alnico Blue speakers DI output ideal for connecting directly to PA systems or audio interfaces Headphone output for silent practice sessions Adjustable boost drive control adds a variety of levels of grit Bypass or always on channel footswitch modes for extra flexibility TC AMPWORX modeling technology provides low latency for responsive feel while playing Works excellently with other pedals to create the exact sound you want Specifications Product Code: DC30 PREAMP Controls: Normal Channel Gain Brilliant Channel Gain Level Bass Treble Cut Boost Channel Switch Boost Pre/Post switch Input: 1 x 1/4″ TS Outputs: 2 x 1/4″ TRS (Main Out and DI) 1 x 3.5 mm jack (Phones) Dimensions (L x W x H): 185 x 186 x 103 mm ( 7.3 x 7.3 x 4.1″) Weight: 0.49 kg (1.1 lbs)

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About TC Electronic

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TC Electronic is a prominent manufacturer of audio processing equipment, including guitar effects pedals, studio processors, audio interfaces, and digital signal processors. Founded in Denmark in 1976 by Kim and John Rishøj, TC Electronic has earned a reputation for its high-quality, innovative products that cater to musicians, producers, and audio engineers worldwide.

TC Electronic’s product lineup includes a wide range of guitar effects pedals known for their pristine sound quality, versatility, and cutting-edge features. From classic effects like delays, reverbs, and choruses to more experimental and unique pedals, TC Electronic offers a comprehensive selection to suit various playing styles and preferences.

In addition to effects pedals, TC Electronic produces studio-quality audio processors and interfaces designed for professional recording and production applications. Their products include rack-mounted processors, mastering tools, audio interfaces, and software plugins, known for their transparent sound quality and powerful feature sets.

With a legacy of innovation and a commitment to quality, TC Electronic continues to be a trusted name in the music and audio industry, providing musicians, producers, and engineers with cutting-edge tools and technology to unleash their creativity and achieve professional results.

  • Boost
  • A “boost” pedal, also known as a “clean boost,” is a type of guitar effects pedal designed to increase the volume of the guitar signal without adding significant distortion or coloration to the tone. Boost pedals are used to amplify the signal level, allowing guitarists to achieve higher volume levels or to push their amplifier into overdrive for increased saturation and sustain.

    Boost pedals typically feature a simple interface with controls for adjusting the level of boost, often represented by a single knob or a toggle switch. When engaged, the boost pedal increases the gain of the signal passing through it, effectively amplifying the sound. Unlike overdrive or distortion pedals, which introduce clipping and saturation to the signal, boost pedals aim to provide a clean and transparent volume increase.

    Boost pedals are versatile tools that can serve various purposes in a guitarist’s rig:

    1. **Volume Boost**: Boost pedals can be used to increase the volume of the guitar signal, allowing players to stand out during solos or to compensate for differences in volume between guitars or pickup settings.

    2. **Overdrive Stacking**: Boost pedals are commonly used to push the front end of an overdrive or distortion pedal, resulting in increased saturation and sustain. By placing the boost pedal before a drive pedal in the signal chain, guitarists can achieve higher levels of gain and distortion without sacrificing clarity or dynamics.

    3. **Amp Pushing**: Boost pedals can also be used to drive the input stage of a tube amplifier harder, causing the amp to naturally overdrive and produce a more saturated and harmonically rich tone. This is particularly useful for guitarists seeking to achieve classic tube amp breakup at lower volume levels.

    4. **Tone Shaping**: Some boost pedals feature EQ controls or tone shaping options, allowing guitarists to tailor the frequency response of their signal. These pedals can be used to boost specific frequencies or to shape the overall tonal characteristics of the guitar sound.

    Overall, boost pedals are essential tools for guitarists looking to enhance their tone, increase volume levels, or drive their amplifier into overdrive for added saturation and sustain. Whether used as a standalone effect or in combination with other pedals, boost pedals offer versatility and flexibility in shaping the guitar sound.

  • EQ
  • While Ed Sheeran primarily relies on the natural sound of his acoustic guitar and vocals, he occasionally uses EQ (Equalization) to shape and enhance his tone during live performances or in the studio. EQ pedals or onboard preamps can allow him to adjust the frequency response of his guitar signal to suit the acoustics of different venues or to achieve specific tonal characteristics. Here’s how EQ might be utilized in Ed Sheeran’s setup:

    1. **Tonal Shaping**: EQ can be used to adjust the balance of frequencies in the guitar signal, allowing Ed Sheeran to shape his tone to his liking. For example, he might boost the midrange frequencies to bring out the warmth and presence of his acoustic guitar, or cut certain frequencies to reduce any harshness or mud in the sound.

    2. **Feedback Control**: In a live setting, EQ can help control feedback by notching out problematic frequencies that might cause the guitar signal to feed back through the amplification system. This can be particularly useful when performing in venues with challenging acoustics or high volume levels.

    3. **Room Correction**: In situations where the venue’s acoustics are less than ideal, EQ can be used to compensate for any deficiencies in the sound. By adjusting the EQ settings, Ed Sheeran can tailor the guitar tone to sound more balanced and natural, regardless of the room’s acoustic properties.

    4. **Matching Gear**: EQ can also be used to match the tone of Ed Sheeran’s guitar to the sound of other instruments or equipment in his setup. For example, he might adjust the EQ to complement the tonal characteristics of his vocal microphone or to blend seamlessly with backing tracks or other instruments.

    Overall, while EQ may not be a central component of Ed Sheeran’s guitar effects setup, it can still play a valuable role in shaping his tone and ensuring that he achieves the desired sound in different performance environments. Whether used subtly for tonal shaping or more aggressively for feedback control, EQ allows Ed Sheeran to tailor his guitar tone to suit his musical vision and performance needs.

  • Guitar Effect Pedal
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  • Overdrive
  • An overdrive pedal is a type of guitar effects pedal that simulates the sound of a vintage tube amplifier pushed into overdrive or distortion. It adds warmth, richness, and harmonic complexity to the guitar signal, creating a smooth, saturated tone that ranges from mild grit to full-on distortion. Here’s how overdrive pedals work and some common features:

    1. **Gain**: The gain control adjusts the amount of overdrive or distortion applied to the guitar signal. Turning up the gain increases the intensity of the overdrive, while lowering it produces a cleaner, more transparent sound.

    2. **Level**: The level control adjusts the output volume of the pedal. This allows you to match the volume level of the overdriven signal with your clean signal or boost the overall volume for solos or lead lines.

    3. **Tone**: The tone control (sometimes labeled as “tone” or “EQ”) adjusts the frequency response of the overdriven signal. Turning it clockwise boosts the highs and cuts the lows, resulting in a brighter tone. Turning it counterclockwise boosts the lows and cuts the highs, producing a darker tone.

    4. **Drive (or Distortion)**: Some overdrive pedals feature a separate drive control, which determines the intensity of the overdrive effect independently of the gain control. This allows for more fine-tuned control over the amount of saturation and distortion in the tone.

    5. **True Bypass vs. Buffered Bypass**: Overdrive pedals may have either true bypass or buffered bypass circuits. True bypass preserves the guitar’s original tone when the pedal is turned off, while buffered bypass maintains signal integrity and prevents signal loss when the pedal is engaged.

    6. **Voicing Options**: Some overdrive pedals offer voicing options or switchable modes that allow you to tailor the character of the overdrive to suit your playing style or musical genre. This may include options for different clipping diodes, EQ curves, or saturation levels.

    7. **Stacking**: Overdrive pedals are often used in combination with other effects pedals, such as boost pedals, distortion pedals, or modulation effects. Stacking multiple overdrive pedals can create unique tonal textures and dynamic range, allowing for greater versatility and customization of your guitar tone.

    Overdrive pedals are widely used in various music genres, including blues, rock, country, and jazz. Guitarists use them to add warmth, grit, and character to their tone, whether they’re playing rhythm parts, lead lines, or solos. An overdrive pedal is a staple on many pedalboards, offering classic tones and timeless appeal for guitarists of all levels and styles.

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