I've always loved the sound of Alembic's F2B tube preamp, so I wanted to make a pedal that would capture the sound and character of it. I'm very happy to say that I have acheived it. The F2B is actually a Fender Showman amp's preamp section and on this one, instead of tubes, I used Jfet transistors to emulate them. It can be run as a clean/transparent boost or as an additional tone enhancer to boost bass and/or treble. It has the exact same controls as a Showman preamp (or F2B), with treble, middle, bass, volume and bright switch. It adds a TON of punch and has quite a bit of output. It's not meant to distort but it definitely can be used to drive the front end of an amp into overdrive/distortion. I am only going to make a very limited run of 20 of these for those that want to have a portable F2B on their pedalboard or for those that love the sound of a Fender Showman (like I do!). My pedals are completely hand-made by myself and made in very limited quantities. Nothing is farmed out.
(these pedals are built to order, so please allow an approximate 1 week build time)
New Limited Edition!
The new FETF2B limited edition (only 5 of these will be made) an FETF2B in a polished and etched 1590B enclosure with all top jacks. It's the same great pedal just in a slightly different format.