Anvil Tube Preamp Kit

Item number: 219

3-Kanaliger High-Gain Röhren Preamp

Category: Web Projects

289,00 €

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Attention: Due to the current tube supply situation, no tubes are included in the kit until further notice. The price has been adjusted accordingly!

This Anvil Tube Guitar Preamp is 3-channel guitar preamp, full tube. It works with 5 ECC83 JJ/Tesla tubes, channelswitching is done be relays. As soecial feature this preamp is MIDI switchable, all channels and switches can be switched by a MIDI controller. You can also use a conventional footswitch, to switch the 3 channels. This projext is ddesigned by Andy, on his homepage you will find further information and the documents: Andy´s Zeugs

This Preamp features 3 channels, Clean, Rhythem and Lead. Each channel has its own TMB (Treble-Middle-bass) tonestack, and a gain and a volume pot. Clean- and Rhythm-channel each feature a Bright-switch, the Lead channel has a Bright-switch and a Shape-switch. This are 7 different sounds!

Following connectors are available:

  • 2 Inputs, one on the front, the other on the back. The one on the back is disabled as soon you plug in at the front.
  • Effects loop
  • 2 Outputs
  • MIDI in, MIDI through
  • Footswitch jack
  • Mains power

This kit contains all parts you need to build this Preamp. The enclosure is a high quality black painted 2HU 19"-enclosure. The enclosure is not drilled and painted, so be sure you have a drill ready! Pots are 16mm Alpha, the power transformer is a special desgined toroidal transformer for tube preamp projects. The pcbs are industrial manufactured, double sided with parts silk screen.

Knobs are not included, you can select them yourself in the shop. All knobs for 6,3mm shaft fit, please be carefull that the knobs are not bigger than 22mm diameter. If it is bigger, the scale around the knobs on the front panel are no longer readable.

The documents and further information are on the website of Andy, Andy´s Zeugs. For technical question please ask Andy directly (you find his eMail address on his website) or feel free to ask in the Forum!

This project is no suitable for beginners or a first-time build, you should bring in some expirience in building before you tray that kit!

Instrument: Guitar
Effect-Type: Preamp

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4 from 5 Sounds amazing!

The kit was a lot of work but in the end it sounds amazing. I love the distortion on Rythm channel and the brightness switch brings my les paul much needed clarify. Clean and Lead channel have a slight volume difference and the eq of each channel needs a slight adjustement to have more effect.

The only downside is that the documents are a bit unclear. Then again this is not meant for first time builders and if you have built mant amps then this is not a problem.

., 27.03.2017
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5 from 5 Great sound, great kit

About 30 hours of work. Its not easy, documentation is hard to found and isnt complete (boost switch of Lead channel is not in the schematics from Andys website, you can copy it from other amplifiers like N5X:, but if you have some experience you can do it. Easily you can build Presence control and boost switch on all channels.

Enclosure may be better, its poorly vented, and drilled option is not available. Some jacks looks cheaper, but works correctly.

It sounds good, Clean channel is rich and clear. Rhythm and Lead channels sounds from smooth distortion to high gain distortion, from blues to metal.

., 21.03.2020
5 from 5 Extremely satisfied

Kit was really good documented with the construction manual. Really would recommended for everyone, who is interested in making such pre-amp. Also you should know something about preamps before.
At last I would like to mention the helpfulness of personal.
I can only recommend it !

., 01.09.2020
5 from 5 Perfect sound amazing

Fabrication simple et bien documenté sauf pour le switch shape je cherche toujours. Il a fonctionné du premier coup ! Il sonne terrible ! Le kit est de bonne qualité juste peut-être les switch ... Il faut prendre son temps c est tout mais rien de bien compliqué et se n est pas mon métier loin de là !

., 20.04.2021
5 from 5 Great sound and kit

I built the preamp in a couple of days,not for beginners but quite easy following instructions;It plays very very well and covers a lot of sounds from cristal clear to Modern High Gain;my unit had a faulty ATM processor (on the way a new one) so it was impossible to program/switch channel,but i was able to connect input/output cables and common dpdt switch to give it a try.Higly recommended.

., 27.09.2021
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